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Rick Santorum's Book: Repeats His Slave/working Mom Claims

It's one thing to read the quotes in his book. Watching him say it while trying to look like he's some sort of a scholar is something else. Santorum

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It's one thing to read the quotes in his book. Watching him say it while trying to look like he's some sort of a scholar is something else. Santorum's book promotion tour I think will not be all that popular. Even the wingnut "Torie Clarke" on CNN can't defend his position on working women and stay at home moms.

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BASH: Let me actually read one of these. Because I want to ask Tori about it. He says to your point, "many women have told me, and surveys have shown, that they find it easier, more professionally gratifying and more certainly more socially affirming to work outside the home than to give up their careers and take care of their children. "Think about that for a moment. Here we can thank the influence of radical feminism, one of the core philosophies of the village elders -- the village elders not so subtle swipe, perhaps, at Hillary Clinton." You're a working mom.

CLARKE: I disagree. I know women of all sizes and shapes and ages who have chosen many, many different paths. And they all put a lot of thought into it and lucky they can make the sorts of choices. You know, I think what's going to happen with this book is, some of those more inflammatory quotes are going to get a lot of mileage and the Santorum people will spend a lot of time saying, well that was taken out of context and you have to look at this aspect of it. And it will become a big, political battle. And there will be lots of ads and lots of counter ads. Transcripts

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