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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Santorum, foolin' it up

For a good time, watch this clip from Crooks and Liars.

Santorum's at his best here, presenting his very favorite crazed rhetoric. My particular favorite part of this clip is when Stephanopoulos asks Santorum to name a radical feminist who is hurting America, and Santorum can't.

Transcript, from here.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let’s talk about something else in the book, radical feminists. A second quote from the book, you say, Respect for stay-at-home mothers has been poisoned by a toxic combination of the village elders’ war on the traditional family and radical feminism’s mysogynistic crusade to make working outside the home the only marker of social value and self-respect.
Let’s get specific here. Name one or two of these radical feminists who are on this crusade.
SANTORUM: Well, I mean, you know, you have — you go back to, what’s her name, well, Gloria Steinem, but I’m trying to remember — I can’t remember the woman’s name. It’s terrible. Anyway…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But it’s kind of an important point. Because you paint this broad brush: radical feminists, village elders. Name one.
SANTORUM: There’s lots of — no, there’s lot’s of — well, Gloria Steinem. There’s one. I mean, there’s lots of writings out there…
STEPHANOPOULOS: She’s been on a crusade against stay-at-home moms?
SANTORUM: There’s lots of writings out there, and there is an opinion by the elite in this country across academia, across the media, that stay-at-home motherhood is not adequately affirmed and respected by our society.


Way to go, Santorum. Way to make us take you seriously. I'm so glad you represent my state.

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