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Santorum Says Marriage Is All Wet

Jim Burroway

August 10th, 2011

Or something like that. This week, marriage is water and not beer. Last week, marriage was a napkin and not a paper towel, a metaphor which provided yet another opportunity to remind people of Santurum’s Google problem. He really needs to stay away from the metaphors. They just don’t work for him.

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August 10th, 2011 | LINK

I think he’s ingested too much santorum, in the google sense, for his own mental health

Priya Lynn
August 10th, 2011 | LINK

The old “marriage has to be male/female because marriage is male/female” fallacy.

August 10th, 2011 | LINK

His metaphors serves equality on so-o many levels! Mr. Santorum, a loser is a loser a “winning” arguement still makes for a loser. Ask Charlie.

Richard Rush
August 10th, 2011 | LINK

This smells like Rick is subconsciously seeking the best method for cleaning up santorum*: Should you use a napkin or a paper towel, and should it be moistened with water or beer? Personally, I think with any of those combinations he would just be spreading santorum around over a wider area. But the solution is really simple: Just spray some Pro-Gay on the mess, and watch it all go away.

*(I still loath Dan Savage’s definition of santorum, but it’s not going away any time soon, so I may as well join the fun.)

August 10th, 2011 | LINK

Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC destroyed the napkin/paper towel analogy last night, including a refusal to allow Santorum to limit O’Donnell’s ability to use a paper towel as a napkin and vice versa.

Maurice Lacunza
August 11th, 2011 | LINK

Yes, marriage is what marriage is. A union between two people. So why not let let all people into that club? Why restrict entry based on gender and sexuality?

Also, does it seem that Rick is getting frustrated by the pressure?

One last thing: I wish people would use the accurate label of EX-SENATOR instead of referring to him as Penn. Sen. blah blah blah. He was voted out in 2006.

Timothy Kincaid
August 11th, 2011 | LINK


Titles of State are traditionally an honor granted for life. When addressed by the news, by state functions or in society gatherings, it’s always President Carter, Sen. Dole, Gov. Perdue. In interviews they sometimes are address solely by the title:

“Mr. President, when you were in office you said….” or “Thank you for being with us today, Senator.”

When describing a politician, however, you note their status.

Thus, you would address him as “Sen. Santorum”, but write about him as “the former senator from Pennsylvania” or:

“Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum started his campaign speech …”

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