Rick Santorum (pictured above with his family) is thinking of running for president, but he has a serious PR problem. The former senator’s rampant homophobia inspired sex columnist Dan Savage to launch a campaign to usurp the conservative’s name. The result: If you type “Santorum” into Google, you’ll find that, in addition to a former senator, it refers to “that frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.”
A Web site launched by Savage to propagate the new word ranks among the top spots in Google’s search results, as of this writing. Also rotating at the top were a Wikipedia article on the former senator and another Wikipedia article titled “Santorum (sexual neologism),” which is quoted below.
Comparing a U.S. senator to the byproduct of anal sex may be sophomoric, but is it more offensive than saying, as Santorum did in 2003, “If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [gay] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything”? —PS