Santorum got to his home in Virginia around midnight Friday for a quick break to do his taxes, but found his daughter “was not doing well.”
“I was up with her a lot of the night,” he said. “By the end of the day, it was really, really clear she was struggling.”
Saturday evening, Santorum aides announced Bella had been admitted to the hospital and they canceled his morning interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” and church services in Miami. His aides later canceled his trip to Florida and instead sent his 20-year-old daughter to campaign for him.
That’s right: Santorum just happened to be at home with his sick daughter because he was doing his taxes. This is slightly funny, because he said during a recent debate that he couldn’t offer up his tax numbers because he left them at home. So, he wasn’t kidding about that. This is just a slight bit of levity out of a rough situation. We’re glad Bella’s condition has improved enough that he can head back out again.