I’ve seen this floating around and it infuriates me, but not for the most obvious reason.
From Snopes.com: The quote reproduced above is not something actually uttered by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum; it’s an excerpt from a fictitious article published on 15 February 2012 by the satirical web site Free Wood Post, whose slogan is “News That’s Almost Reliable.” The article spoofed some of the former Pennsylvania senator’s recent comments about women serving in the military and in the work force.
5 actual things Rick Santorum has said:
• “That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.”
• “If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age? There is no one else to go after other than the United States.”
• “Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s OK; contraception is OK. It’s not OK. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”
• “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.”
• “People have referred to me as the Richie Cunningham candidate…But you know what? Contrasting that with what’s going on out there in the popular culture, a little bit of Richie Cunningham wouldn’t be a bad thing for our society right now.”
When you go online to vent about politics, it doesn’t help either side to perpetuate myths. Especially when photographic evidence can be so much more satisfying:
Remember, a vote against Rick Santorum is a vote for a sequel to this photo.