I Am REALLY Not Making This Up

In an effort to raise more campaign funds, Rick Santorum has started what he calls a “Conservatives United Moneybomb.”  That’s it.  That’s its name. Google it.  I am not making this up.

The mind reels….

Author: Jonathan Zasloff

Jonathan Zasloff teaches Torts, Land Use, Environmental Law, Comparative Urban Planning Law, Legal History, and Public Policy Clinic - Land Use, the Environment and Local Government. He grew up and still lives in the San Fernando Valley, about which he remains immensely proud (to the mystification of his friends and colleagues). After graduating from Yale Law School, and while clerking for a federal appeals court judge in Boston, he decided to return to Los Angeles shortly after the January 1994 Northridge earthquake, reasoning that he would gladly risk tremors in order to avoid the average New England wind chill temperature of negative 55 degrees. Professor Zasloff has a keen interest in world politics; he holds a PhD in the history of American foreign policy from Harvard and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University. Much of his recent work concerns the influence of lawyers and legalism in US external relations, and has published articles on these subjects in the New York University Law Review and the Yale Law Journal. More generally, his recent interests focus on the response of public institutions to social problems, and the role of ideology in framing policy responses. Professor Zasloff has long been active in state and local politics and policy. He recently co-authored an article discussing the relationship of Proposition 13 (California's landmark tax limitation initiative) and school finance reform, and served for several years as a senior policy advisor to the Speaker of California Assembly. His practice background reflects these interests: for two years, he represented welfare recipients attempting to obtain child care benefits and microbusinesses in low income areas. He then practiced for two more years at one of Los Angeles' leading public interest environmental and land use firms, challenging poorly planned development and working to expand the network of the city's urban park system. He currently serves as a member of the boards of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (a state agency charged with purchasing and protecting open space), the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (the leading legal service firm for low-income clients in east Los Angeles), and Friends of Israel's Environment. Professor Zasloff's other major activity consists in explaining the Triangle Offense to his very patient wife, Kathy.

11 thoughts on “I Am REALLY Not Making This Up”

  1. While Santorum is a product of conservatives uniting, Teabaggers were not involved. They go for Newt…because he has balls and can’t keep his mouth shut. Santorum is slick though, and always comes from behind.

    1. Newt has been right up Mitt’s ass since SC. We do not know if this will result in Santorum coming from behind. But if Mitt continues to hit Newt with Fannie, a Santorum surge seems inevitable.

      Of course, Newt or Mitt may counter with Boehner, since Boehner has never stood up for Santorum. In contrast, he has opened his mouth for teabaggers…though some see this as him going soft. Nevertheless, expect the slick Santorum to bring down the ceiling in the next debate…in hopes of producing a firmer Boehner.

      1. But no one wants to see another Santorum bubble. It would just pop and leave a smelly mess behind.

  2. When the former polytechnics in Britain were given the empty upgrade of the title of university under Mrs. Thatcher, the estimable Newcastle Polytechnic avoided by a whisker calling itself “the City University of Newcastle-on-Tyne”.

  3. Santorum did this on purpose. How do I know? The man’s got double game written all over him. Just watch his eyes – always scanning. Always.

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