A friend of mine ran into Santorum at a conservative think tank event in Washington, D.C., in January 2008 and asked him why he had been bashing McCain on Sean Hannity’s show. He replied he thought McCain would be a terrible president and that he would rather have Hillary Clinton as commander in chief.

Wait, there’s more.

Recalling that Santorum had once featured McCain at one of his fundraisers, my friend asked him how he squared his conscience if he thought McCain was so dangerous. His response?

“Because I wanted to win.”

Nice, huh? Win at all costs. Even if it means inviting a guy you think is “dangerous” to help you raise money for your race and then turn around and thank him by attacking him publicly when he needs your help. Or at least needs you to shut up.