Will Bunch

Will Bunch is senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and author of its blog, Attytood.com.

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Sour Charity

Ever conscious of political fashion, Rick Santorum wanted to demonstrate that he, too, was a “compassionate conservative” in 2000, when the Bush campaign popularized the phrase. Santorum helped sponsor the Good Neighbor Initiative, a fund-raising drive that netted $700,000, mostly from big corporations, to do good works in Philadelphia.

“When I found out the Republican convention was coming to Philadelphia, I thought: ‘Wouldn't it be a great thing to leave something positive behind other than a bunch of parties and a bunch of garbage?'” Santorum told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Sour Charity

Ever conscious of political fashion, Rick Santorum wanted to demonstrate that he, too, was a “compassionate conservative” in 2000, when the Bush campaign popularized the phrase. Santorum helped sponsor the Good Neighbor Initiative, a fund-raising drive that netted $700,000, mostly from big corporations, to do good works in Philadelphia.

“When I found out the Republican convention was coming to Philadelphia, I thought: ‘Wouldn't it be a great thing to leave something positive behind other than a bunch of parties and a bunch of garbage?'” Santorum told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

With A Little Help From His Friends

“In far too many families with young children, both parents are working, when, if they really took an honest look at the budget, they might find they don't both need to.”

-- U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, in his 2005 book, It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good

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The estates at Shenstone Farm sprawl over 500 acres of steeply rolling, barren hillside, at the point where northern Virginia's traffic-clogged suburbs finally surrender to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On an unseasonably warm January day, this former horse farm is shrouded in fog so dense that a visitor could imagine a band of gray-clad rebel soldiers emerging from these hilltops in the heart of Civil War country.