Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Santorum: That's Latin for Asshole

Jeffrey St. Claire at Counterpunch wrote this back in 2003, but I'll definitely be thinking of his story this Tuesday when I vote for Casey.

Rick Santorum had only been in the senate for a few weeks when Bob Kerrey, then Senator from Nebraska, pegged him. "Santorum, that's Latin for asshole." It was probably the funniest line the grim Kerrey ever uttered and it was on the mark, too.

Such a stew of sleazy self-righteousness and audacious stupidity has not been seen in the senate since the days of Steve Symms, the celebrated moron from Idaho. In 1998, investigative reporter Ken Silverstein fingered Santorum as the dumbest member of congress in a story for The Progressive. Considering the competition, that's an achievement of considerable distinction.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think Kerrey was being kind.
dg

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'm informed there are other definitions but it's been a long time since I looked at a Latin book.

SPIKE_ROGAN said...

As the good Dr would say, Santorum is Latin for Brainless swine!

Bernie O'Hare said...

I suppose we should thank him becayse he has pretty much guaranteed, by his own action, that he's going to lose

LVDem said...

the jerk is running for president... go visit KP for some commentary that we have over there.

Bernie O'Hare said...

President Asshole?

LVDem said...

no different than now?

Anonymous said...

Santorum is toast.

Anonymous said...

Kerry and Santorum--twins in the larger picture. Both are controlled by the Global Corporatists as are all U.S. senators and reps.

And these two are as "corporate" as it gets, regardless of Iraqnam.