Published for Contentions at www.commentarymagazine.com, January 3, 2012

Allahpundit has a post linking to some comments by the liberal commentator Alan Colmes. In a discussion with National Review’s Rich Lowry about the political rise of Rick Santorum, Colmes refers to some of the “crazy things [Santorum has] said and done, like taking his two-hour-old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple of hours so his other children would know that the child is real.”

The comments by Colmes are not only disgraceful; ridiculing a family for how they handled the death of their child is something you would expect to hear from a sickened mind. Rich expresses genuine and appropriate outrage at Colmes, who comes across as a particularly snide and mean-spirited liberal.

Allahpundit links to an interview with Santorum from several months ago, in which Santorum, during a poignant conversation with CNN’s Piers Morgan, explains why the Santorum family did what it did. One does not have to agree with the course of action the Santorum family followed to know that referring to what they did as “crazy” is unusually ugly. Even for Alan Colmes.

Update: Alan Colmes tweeted that he spoke to Rick and Karen Santorum and they graciously accepted his apology.

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