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Santorum's private side, through wife's eyes
CBS News ^ | 03-06-12 | Jan Crawford

Posted on 03/06/2012 10:44:59 AM PST by Lazlo in PA

In her first network television interview, Karen Santorum offered a revealing look at her husband.

Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, is a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.

Karen Santorum is very much her husband's partner and equal. A lawyer and nurse, she says they talk about policy and strategy, and that she tells him when he slips up.

But she has stayed behind the scenes, rarely talking to the media.

In our wide-ranging conversation, Karen Santorum was warm and genuine, and talked openly about their lives, their marriage, and the challenges they've endured.

"When he walks through the door," Karen said, "he is not a senator. He's not a guy running for president. He's a husband and a father. And he immediately shifts gears. He's in the kitchen, making a great meal."

His specialties, she said, are "Chicken Marsala, Pasta Arribiata - and pancakes with the kids."

But these days, Rick Santorum is at home - on the campaign trail.

(Video at link. Runs about 6 minutes)

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; election; karen; santorum
Karen Santorums first interview on network television. Fairly good interview with the candidates wife knocking down some of the silly premises they have about Rick and his family.
1 posted on 03/06/2012 10:45:09 AM PST by Lazlo in PA
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

2 posted on 03/06/2012 10:46:14 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I have read that she is IMMENSELY likeable.

Isn’t she a nurse AND an attorney?


3 posted on 03/06/2012 10:51:13 AM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun; lazlo
Yes, she is!....Oh my goodness you have to watch the video....it is so wonderful!

Thank-you Lazlo!

4 posted on 03/06/2012 10:58:12 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I think we’ve almost reached the point culturally that the Santorums are too decent to be elected.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 10:58:14 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Sun

She comes off great in this interview. The first time I ever saw her speak was a few weeks ago in a Glenn Beck interview which was very good. You never really saw her around when he was Senator because of the kids. She is pretty heads up.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 11:03:56 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: achilles2000

Excellent article!


7 posted on 03/06/2012 11:06:02 AM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: achilles2000

That would be a terribly sad and depressing thing. I hope your proved wrong, for the sake of the country. Hard to say anymore.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 11:06:12 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: achilles2000

Ohio, Tennessee, and Oklahoma can not only save conservatism by rejecting Romney, but us give us the best possible family values nominee in Santorum.

Pray for those states to see the light today.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 11:08:13 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: achilles2000

Ohio, Tennessee, and Oklahoma can not only save conservatism by rejecting Romney, but ALSO give us the best possible family values nominee in Santorum.

Pray for those states to see the light today.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 11:08:26 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Lazlo in PA

11 posted on 03/06/2012 11:08:38 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

12 posted on 03/06/2012 11:18:20 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Lazlo in PA; Guenevere

I recorded the CBS interview, and will enjoy watching it with my husband later.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 11:34:07 AM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: achilles2000
I think we’ve almost reached the point culturally that the Santorums are too decent to be elected.

I have felt that for a while. Our system is set up so that you need to be an absolute amoral scum to make it to the top. And we wonder why our leaders usually live up to that standard.
14 posted on 03/06/2012 11:35:42 AM PST by Antoninus (In states where Newt is ahead, vote Newt. In states where Rick is ahead, vote Rick. Defeat Romney.)
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To: CainConservative; All

Thanx for the beautiful pix.

Karen and Rick have walked the pro-life walk, and Rick has been an EFFECTIVE pro-life politician.

“On abortion, he is one of many senators who vote pro-life. The difference is that he is personally responsible for making sure a lot of these votes occur in the first place: He was an architect of the effort to ban partial-birth abortion, a strategy that energized the pro-life movement and allowed it to go on the political offensive.”

http://www.heymiller.com/2010/08/the-fate-of-rick/

Rick Santorum gets things done, because he is a FIGHTER, and that is what we need.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 11:36:48 AM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Antoninus; achilles2000
I almost agree....but still hold out hope that our nation will rise again.

I believe this can be achieved through Rick Santorum , Lord willing.

16 posted on 03/06/2012 11:51:06 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: Lazlo in PA

CBS was 100 times more fair and balanced in this interview than Wallace was with Rick on Fox News on Sunday. She got to respond to misconceptions without having them thrown at her in an accusatory way. Excellent job, Karen Santorum! Never thought I would see the day: CBS now treats non-Romney real conservatives better than Fox News does.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 12:29:04 PM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: Elvina

Tell me about it. Wallace does the same type of hit jobs on Conservatives that his old man used to do to scum bag crooks on 60 minutes. I stopped watching Wallace the Jr years ago because of it.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 12:58:56 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I agree completely, but I suspect I am, unfortunately, right.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 2:08:03 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Lazlo in PA

Private eyes...they're watching you...they see your every move...


20 posted on 03/06/2012 2:19:36 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Elvina; Lazlo in PA
I noticed that too!!!!

I'm actually watching CNN right now....they do a pretty good job throughout the night...

21 posted on 03/06/2012 3:23:43 PM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: CainConservative
They way some "conservatives" got on here and trolled and disrupted on FR, and SLAMMED this good Conservative man, this decent man, and insulted his family and his supporters (and us), will not long be forgotten on FR I will tell you that. Some of these people crawled out of dark cesspool with epithets toward Santorum than were worse than you would hear on Democratic Underground. Their attitude is what I would expect on Daily Kos or Huffington Post or Bill Mahr Show, or Rachel Maddow when it came to Rick.

They truly ought to be ashamed of themselves. Apologies are now openly accepted.

22 posted on 03/06/2012 4:53:50 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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