I can’t get enough of the ongoing saga of Rick Santorum and his “google problem.”
We all know it’s about what pops up when “Santorum” is googled — a genius idea crafted by Dan Savage. Santorum even has its own wikipedia entry. I still like the original Santorum website. It’s NSFW — and, guess what? It makes Ricky, who is obsessed with all things gay, very sad. Roll Call interviewed Santorum about it — and he took a swipe at Dan Savage:
Santorum himself sounded slightly defeated when asked about it recently.
“It’s one guy. You know who it is. The Internet allows for this type of vulgarity to circulate. It’s unfortunate that we have someone who obviously has some issues. But he has an opportunity to speak,” Santorum told Roll Call.
Santorum’s Google problem began in 2003, when gay sex-advice columnist Dan Savage sought to mock Santorum’s comments on homosexuality. Then the third-most-powerful Republican in the Senate, Santorum told the Associated Press that April that gay sex could “undermine the fabric of our society.” The interview touched on a Supreme Court case related to sexual privacy, and Santorum compared homosexual acts to allowing for “man on child, man on dog” relationships.
Yeah, Santorum has a google problem. He’s also a hate-filled homophobe who is obsessed with discussing gays and gay sex. It’s bizarre. So, who’s go some issues here?
It is probably fair to say that Dan Savage does have some issues — with blatant homophobes and elected officials who send messages that lead young LGBT youth to commit suicide. That means Santorum.