Don’t Google ‘santorum’ at work

Dan Savage

Rick Santorum, arch-right conservative family values homophobe, and somewhat weird family man as well, has a Google problem.

You see, when you search for ‘santorum’ in Google, depending on the day, the first thing that comes up isn’t the good former Senator from Pennsylvania. (Seriously, be careful doing this at work.) Rather, what comes up is a sexual definition created explicitly for the Senator by our good friend Dan Savage, in retaliation for Santorum’s virulent homophobia and obsession with the gay (Santorum compared gay relationships to “man on dog sex,” something he’s apparently an expert on).

Here, see for yourself.

Joe has more on the saga. It seems Santorum was asked about the controversy and is quite upset about it, but now resigned to the fact that his last name has become a term of sexual art. And he’s mad at Dan Savage. Really mad. He thinks Dan is sick. I know Dan. Dan’s a hoot. Rick, however, is sick, and getting exactly what he deserves.

Here’s Dan’s column from 2003 in which he explains the history of Santorum’s homophobia, and in which Dan announces a contest to rebrand Santorum as something else. The rest is Google history.

Don’t mess with the Internets.  And seriously don’t mess with the gays.

PS More on Santorum’s odd family values here:

In his Senate office, on a shelf next to an autographed baseball, Sen. Rick Santorum keeps a framed photo of his son Gabriel Michael, the fourth of his seven children. Named for two archangels, Gabriel Michael was born prematurely, at 20 weeks, on Oct. 11, 1996, and lived two hours outside the womb.

Upon their son’s death, Rick and Karen Santorum opted not to bring his body to a funeral home. Instead, they bundled him in a blanket and drove him to Karen’s parents’ home in Pittsburgh. There, they spent several hours kissing and cuddling Gabriel with his three siblings, ages 6, 4 and 1 1/2. They took photos, sang lullabies in his ear and held a private Mass.


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