Rick Santorum gets Google boost from Jon Stewart


Former U.S. senator and likely Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) speaks at a Tax Payer Tea Party Rally. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

“I guess the last guy would prefer you wouldn’t do that,” Stewart said referring to Santorum. “By the way, if you didn’t get that joke, go Google ‘Santorum’ right now.” When you do Google “Rick Santorum,” the first result is a definition of something a little too risque for this blog to print.

Sex columnist Dan Savage and his readers can take responsibility for this unpleasant search result. In 2003, Santorum made some controversial statements about homosexuality, saying marriage is “not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing.” In turn, Savage, who is gay, held a contest to help “memorialize” Santorum’s statements. The winning term now lives in Google infamy.

“Santorum might as well change his last name to Lemon Party,” Stewart concluded. That one I did have to Google. I don’t recommend it.

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