Spreading Santorum

This is not even remotely ocean- or science-related, but is too awesome not to write about. Rick Santorum, noted homophobe and former Senator from the state of Pennsylvania, has his beady little Pennsylvanian eyes set on the Presidency of the United States. He has, however, a problem. One might call it “the Google Problem,” as several recent news stories have done. For if you google his name, dear reader, you will find (as of this writing) that the top result is this website (SFW, probably).

Why is this, you ask? A few years back, Santorum managed to piss off noted Seattlleite, blogger, and sex-advice columnist Dan Savage. And how did he do this? Well, he made some comments on the public record explaining his support of laws banning gay sex:

If the Supreme Court says that you have a right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything.

So why am I writing about this seven-year-old scandal on an ostensibly oceanographic blog? Well, to add a couple of links to spreadingsantorum.com, hopefully maintaining Santorum’s “Google Problem.” But in a larger sense, it is because I find it extremely cool that in this day and age a blogger/sex columnist for a local paper, building on nothing but his witty and compassionate advice, can amass the influence necessary to prevent a bigot from becoming president. By making his name synonymous with a frothy emulsion unmentionable in polite company. The times, they are a-changin.’

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3 Responses to Spreading Santorum

  1. gabe says:

    It’s always driven me nuts how reporters casually describe him as “boyishly handsome.” Dude looks like a mortician who is, himself, also dead.

  2. ed-words says:

    Why shouldn’t you discuss this on Oceanographer’s Choice?
    Isn’t Rick like some strange ocean-bottom creature?

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