Mr. Santorum, Give the Money Back!

Ok, I have been a little bit slow on the uptake for the past week or so. Feel free to attribute it to PED (post election depression). Apparently my PED has kept me from blogging one of the larger stories to hit Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Senate, and possibly someone’s 2008 White House bid (please help us).

So what is this story? It would appear that Pennsylvania’s Junior Senator Rick Santorum has been allowing the Penn Hills School District to pay $38,000 a year for five of his children to attend a cyber charter school…from their home in Virginia. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ran this story on Sunday questioning Mr. Santorum’s Western PA residency.

Well, as fate would have it the Senator decided to withdraw his kids from the cyber charter school presumably because HE DOES NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT. But the story doesn’t end there, today the PG reported that Penn Hills school board member Erin Vecchio (also chairman of the Penn Hills Democratic Party) expects Santorum to pay back the money used to educate his kids.

Come Rick, I know you only make $157,000 a year but don’t you think you should pay the money back? After all, you do represent the party that is so vocally opposed to hand-outs.

Hat Tip to Ben.

Also blogging this story

Ol’Froth here and here.

Liz from Honsberger is a Liar here.

Matrixland here and here.

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