that whole issue was a democrat hit job
Imagine a Senator from PA, and a PA resident by legal definition, not being to enroll his kids in an online PA charter school at a fraction of what it would have cost the school district to educate his 7 kids if he left his family in PA while he served in the Senate.
He did not LIE about his residence. Democrat operatives picked up on the technicality that he didn’t “live” there, but it was his PA residence while serving in the Senate and living in Virginia
Rick was Palinized by democrat operatives on this
It would be lovely to homeschool according to the laws of one’s “official state of residence” - but it doesn’t work that way. Kids are to be educated where they reside at the time or according to the laws of the state in which they currently reside.
It was definitely a Democrat political enemy who picked up on it, but on the other hand, he did lie about it. He didn’t live in that house and it wasn’t his PA residence. He owned the house and had lived in it a long time ago, but had rented it out since then.
He did it to himself. He ran for the House on the theme that the Congressman for the district had "abandoned" it and moved to DC. Then he turned around and did the very same thing as senator, stiffed Pennsylvania taxpayers for his so-called "cyber homeschooling" of five kids while living in VA.
Legal? It was; he's a lawyer, you expect such technical compliance. Is it a moral or ethical way to treat the home folk he supposedly represented? NO.
It's even more galling when he uses homeschooling as a campaign prop for how moral and righteous he is.
You're comparing a mess of Santorum's own making to the trials and tribulations Palin went through just for breathing? That's pathetic.