Strange life of Rick Santorum

Philadelphia City Paper has a long and fascinating profile of Rick Santorum, replete with strange details from his personal life -- especially as it relates to the transformation of his views on abortion. For example, here's something about his wife:


When she met Rick, Karen was living with Tom Allen, an OBGYN who in the early-1970s cofounded Pittsburgh's first abortion clinic. It was a somewhat unusual pairing. Allen was the doctor who delivered Karen. She began living with him while an undergraduate nursing student at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University. She was in her early 20s, he was in his 60s.
"When she moved out to go be with Rick, she told me I'd like him, that he was pro-choice and a humanist," said Allen, an elderly but vibrant man, during a brief conversation on the porch of his Pittsburgh row home. "But I don't think there's a humanist bone in that man's body." [LINK via Eschaton]
There's a whole lot more that's hard to summarize. Look for the odd moment when Karen Santorum repositions her crying child so press photographers can get a better shot.
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