Dear students: Yes, that was a joke the other day when the silly fat man came and told you not to go to college. Have you heard of “Punkd”? That’s what that was. We’re making a TV show about the most ridiculous thing a governor could come and say to an assembly of junior high students. Wasn’t it funny? Aren’t you glad that’s not our real governor? Any questions?
Yes, college is a very important part of your future. You don’t have to go to college, but if you can, you’ll have many more options for a career than if you don’t.
Yes, our real governor went to college. In fact you really can’t become a governor if you don’t. See how funny that man was?
No, actually sometimes newspapers don’t tell the whole truth, but most journalists try very hard to be as accurate and thorough as they can. What is a newspaper? Um, why don’t we have your teacher go over that in class, OK?
No, our school is not closing.
No, I’m telling you there’s no chance that the school is going to close.
Yes, you have to come to school tomorrow.
How can decent people support this man?
On his recent campaign visit to Missouri, he went out of his way to identify with and support Rush Limbaugh :
“This is my first trip to Cape Girardeau,” Santorum told the crowd. “Jo Ann’s been bragging on you a long time. It’s good to be in the hometown of Rush Limbaugh, which some people see as a trip to Mecca.”
The reference to Islam’s holy city would screamingly laughable if it weren’t for this connection to Limbaugh, a man so repulsive that even corporate America is shunning him.
My take on Santorum is that he is actually quite sincere in his beliefs despite the repugnance of those beliefs. He’s anti-woman, anti-religious freedom, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-birth control, anti-college education, anti-public schools, anti-diversity.
This support of Rush Limbaugh though, shows something different. A willingness to use filth to further his campaign. Of course none of the remaining Republican candidates other than Ron Paul were willing to say anything against Limbaugh, but at least they didn’t show up in his hometown to pay homage.