Santorum staffers collected voter sigs for Green

Six staffers on Sen. Rick Santorum’s campaign – including an intern who tailed Democratic candidate Bob Casey Jr. in a duck costume – collected voter signatures to help place the Green Party on the fall ballot.

The intern, petitions show, collected signatures from voters in five counties in one day.

Examples such as the apparent one-person, five-county petition tour – plus unregistered voters, multiple signatures by the same person, and fake names – that could form the basis of a challenge, Rooney said. John Michael Glick – the Santorum intern who has worn a duck costume to hound Casey for “ducking” issues – appeared to have collected signatures in Beaver, Washington, Fayette, Juniata, and Schuylkill Counties, Rooney said.

“It’s un-ducking-believable,” he said. “Instead of his duck attire, one has to ask if he wore a Superman costume that day.”

All Green candidate Carl Romanelli had to do was loudly say, thanks for the money, even if it did come from supporters of an extreme right wing senator, then denounce Santorum, and detail what the Green Party is about. He could have done the whole thing in 2-3 sentences and given the media focus he briefly had, those comments would have gone nationwide. But instead he mumbled golly shucks, I guess the Republicans respect my views. No they don’t, Carl. They loathe your views. Lord, what a politically inept dimbulb.

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