Rick Santorum Resorts to Giving Obama Advice on Raising Malia

rick santorumIt seems like every four years, the presidential race gets a little bit uglier. With every election, there's more name-calling, more mud-slinging, and more below-the-belt ad hominem insults. So, of course, 2012 is one of the worst yet. The low-blows keep on flyin', and the latest one comes to our fine nation compliments of Rick Santorum, and it's directed at President Obama -- and his parenting style.

While visiting Glenn Beck (wait, I didn't get to the bad part yet), Santorum criticized Obama for allowing his daughter, 13-year-old Malia, to go to Mexico for a spring break trip because the State Department issued travel warnings about the country. Santorum said: "You should set an example. I think that's what presidents do. They set an example."

First of all, back up off of Obama's fathering style. Stick to politics. Second of all, do you really think that Malia Obama -- the daughter of the POTUS -- is in danger? Ever?


The fact of the matter is, members of the first family are all surrounded by Secret Service 24:7. And that includes Malia, who, for the record, is in a part of Mexico that is totally safe thankyouverymuch -- an area that has not been issued any travel warnings. So couple that with the giant men with guns who are constantly with her -- I think she's alright.

So. Let's review what Rick Santorum's comments have done for him. They've A) made him look petty and nasty for insulting the way the Obamas choose to raise their child. Those kind of insults are never cool. And B) they've made him look like a yahoo for making such a statement when it has no merit whatsoever -- Malia is, and always was, fine!

So, let this be a lesson, Santorum -- and any other candidate tempted to take the parenting jabs. In the end, you're always the one who's going to look like the fool, not the other guy.

What do you think of Rick Santorum's comments? Do you think Obama was wrong to let Malia go to Mexico?


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