FOUL: Newsweek / Mediaite Attack Karen Santorum

Pop Quiz: Name one of Barack Obama’s ex-girlfriends.

You can’t.  In 2008, not only was Michelle Obama’s personal life, beyond the sanitized history the Obamas decided to release about themselves, declared off-limits, but so was Barack Obama’s. You can’t name his ex-girlfriends, his friends, his college grades or discuss the scholarly writings of either of them.

But the Obamas are leftists.  There are different rules for Republicans, and apparently one of those rules states that a relationship a Republican candidate’s wife was involved in back when she was barely legal to drink – before she met the candidate – is fair game.

Scumbags.  All of them.

As reported by Mediaite without judgement.

Before she was Mrs. Santorum, she was Karen Garver, a woman who spent the better part of her 20s living with Tom Allen, an obstetrician and abortion provider 40 years her senior, and the man who helped deliver her.

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Although they first “met” the day Allen delivered her, they reconnected when Garver, then 22, called him, then 63 and a colleague of her father’s, to inquire about a basement apartment. It wasn’t too long before Karen moved upstairs with Allen.

The two remained together for six years, with Allen paying to straighten Karen’s teeth, taking her on trips around the world, and buying her a piano. By all accounts, the two were happy, even though her parents and his grown children didn’t exactly give their blessings. His profession, both according to Allen and to those who knew the couple, didn’t seem to weigh too heavily on Garver.

Of course, you’re also allowed to judge the Santorums on how they grieved the death of their child.  Just don’t mention the Obamas’ healthy, living children at all.