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Yep, for a book in which apparently in a lot of ways is a refutation of Hillary Clinton's It Takes a Village.

Some people are picking quotations they find particularly offensive.

"In far too many families with young children, both parents are working, when, if they really took an honest look at the budget, they might confess that both of them really don’t need to, or at least may not need to work as much as they do… And for some parents, the purported need to provide things for their children simply provides a convenient rationalization for pursuing a gratifying career outside the home." (It Takes a Family, 94)

Well, since this is an issue I've blogged on myself, I don't see a problem with it. I think on this one Santorum's right. Too many kids in this country are raised in day care. Would anyone seriously dispute that a full-time stay-at-home parent is usually better for a child than day care? Would they dispute that many American households can live on one income, but make that lifestyle choice not completely out of necessity?

He also says:

"The notion that college education is a cost-effective way to help poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers with high school diplomas or GEDs move up the economic ladder is just wrong."

Hm...this seems like a quotation obviously truncated for effect. I would guess he mentions some strategies that might be more cost-effective for helping poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers. Maybe he doesn't. Maybe he just suggests they get married. I don't know...but this one looks suspicious.

He also compares abortion to slavery. I don't happen to agree, but it's a pretty understandable viewpoint if you take for granted that pro-life people view the unborn as having the full rights of citizens.

All in all, though, I didn't see anything particularly outrageous, but the liberal bloggers are eating it up.

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