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Washington Post Editorial Says Santorum Should Be Disqualified as Presidential Contender

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"That Mr. Santorum believes he has the standing to declaim on the rightness of Mr. Obama’s faith, and whether it is sufficiently Bible-based, is in itself disqualifying.''

That is a line from Monday's Washington Post editorial column blasting GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum, asserting the candidate should be disqualified from the race for his views on contraception, abortion, and the mere mention of President Obama's faith.

From the article:

The “war” on Catholics that Mr. Santorum imagines stems most recently from President Obama’s proposal, since withdrawn, that Catholic hospitals and universities (though not churches) be required to include contraception in the health insurance plans they buy for their employees. We opposed Mr. Obama’s policy, arguing that the administration should give more leeway to religious-affiliated institutions, even ones that hire many non-Catholics and operate primarily in a secular sphere. But we also acknowledged the difficulty of balancing their religious liberty against the personal liberty of hundreds of thousands of female employees who might hold different religious views.

It’s that unending, challenging balancing process for which Mr. Santorum seems to have insufficient respect. He has said, for example, that contraception is “one of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about. . . . It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

If all he wanted to do was talk, we would say, Have at it — no matter how misguided we think he is on birth control and many other matters. But does Mr. Santorum really understand the difference between talking about a policy and imposing his views?

Perhaps the editorial board of the Washington Post should ask the Obama administration the same question about "imposing views," given its recent push to impose its view that religious employers should cover the cost of contraception for its employees.

One last thing…
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