Politicians say the darndest things: Rick Santorum Edition

Courtesy of the New Republic – some of the more ridiculous statements by former Senator Rick Santorum. My favorites:

On the Massachusetts Supreme Court’s decision to approve same sex marriage: “This is an issue just like 9/11. We didn’t decide we wanted to fight the war on terrorism because we wanted to. It was brought to us. And if not now, when? When the supreme courts in all the other states have succumbed to the Massachusetts version of the law?”

On President Obama’s pro-choice stance: “I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say ‘now we are going to decide who are people and who are not people.’”

On the Catholic Church’s abuse scandals: “Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture. When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.”

*Bonus statement directed towards a race today, via Dave Weigel, courtesy of Newt Gingrich:

“I will go to the NAACP convention,” he said, if they would invite him, “and tell the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps.”

 

 

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