And so do A, N, T, O, R, U and M. This man is really, really stupid. Consider his earlier gaffe about the liberal Boston culture causing a wave of pederasty in the Catholic Church. Not only is it easier to find some sense in Santorum than a loose bed partner in Boston (well, nearly, anyway), but Santorum now defends this priceless pearl of inanity by saying that he didn't know at the time of uttering the pearl that the scandal was more widespread. How is this an excuse for having made prejudiced and unfounded accusations in the first place?
Santorum's book attacks radical feminists as one of the main reasons for the downfall of everything he cares about. Thus, it is interesting to read this transcript of an interview with S-Stands-For-Stupid:
TEPHANOPOULOS: Let's get specific here, name one or two of these radical feminists who are on this crusade.
SANTORUM: Well, I mean, uh, you know, you have, you go, you go back to, um, ah, what's her name, well, Gloria Steinem, but I'm trying to remember, ah, [tsk], eh, can't remember the woman's name. That's terrible—anyway...
STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, that's kind of an important point. You point this broad brush ... radical feminists, village elders ... name one.
SANTORUM: (talking over Stephanopoulos) There's lots of, there's lots of, well, Gloria Steinem, there's one.*
This would be hilarious if it wasn't so foul. Our little Ricky didn't even bother to make up a background story for his arguments. And whatever Gloria Steinem may be, a radical feminist she ain't. Never was, either.
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