Rick Santorum or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Photoshop
For those of you who aren’t aware, Rick Santorum is a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2012. He is known largely for his strong stances against gay marriage and abortion. However, there is one thing about Rick Santorum that has turned him in to a running joke:
His last name.
Santorum, according to SpreadSantorum.com, is defined as “the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex.” Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart, among others, have helped bring this fact to knowledge. It is used as a joke to mock Santorum’s campaign and views.
Tonight, Rick Santorum spoke to the Penn State Young Republicans for about an hour and a half. As a freshman at Penn State, and as a politically inclined individual, I felt going would be, at the very least, an experience. I personally am very social liberal, and find Santorum’s views not just ignorant, but detrimental to creating an atmosphere of openness in our society.
I knew he would be taking questions at one point, but I stayed quiet, with others taking the lead against Senator Santorum on issues like gay marriage. As Senator Santorum left his speech, in the true manner of a politician, he shook the hands of everyone near the exit and signed some autographs. Little did he know, I had two signs.
One of these signs said “Santorum 2012” in an impact font, as seen above. The other, thanks to the magic of image manipulating software, said “Assfroth 2012.” I hid the more graphic of the two underneath and waited. Senator Santorum gladly autographed my sign and shook my hand.
He autographed the one on the bottom.
I immediately went and joined in a protest of Santorum’s candidacy with the LGBTA club (I am straight, but obviously a big supporter for equal marriage rights for gays). Now, I am in possession of a sign autographed by Rick Santorum, with the words “Assfroth 2012” on them. God Bless America.
TL;DR Anti-gay marriage Presidential candidate autographed my sign acknowledging that his last name is slang for frothy the combination of shit and semen in an asshole after anal sex.
Fight ignorance any way you can, and don’t support ignorance in politics.
EDIT: ALL CREDIT FOR THE “SANTORUM” JOKE GO TO DAN SAVAGE