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    Not a Santorum Guy

    By Kyle | July 8, 2011

    Referring to my slam of the Sarah Palin doc “The Undefeated” (I like Palin herself, but her resume was on the thin side for a potential veep and she ceased to be a viable national player when she walked away from Alaska) Movieline apparently has asked whether I’m “more of a Rick Santorum guy.”
    Ow. That hurts. Santorum’s bust. He couldn’t get elected mayor of Dogtown in a bacon necklace. I look forward to voting for Mitt Romney.

    Topics: Politics | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to “Not a Santorum Guy”

    1. hedge Says:
      July 8th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      Santorum = too close to the god squad for me.

    2. boqueronman Says:
      July 9th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      The only person running for national office who was less qualified than Palin for national office in 2008 was… Obama.

      As for her abandonment of the Alaska governorship, I understand the reasons for it. But it seems to me the decision was to find a way to deal with the attacks and then run for national office in 2012 or quit and… be a pundit.

      Santorum? Who? Eminently forgettable even before he LOST HIS LAST ELECTION! Sheesh.

      Romney! The [still] proud owner of the patent on ObamaCare. And how about his public comments on fiscal stimulus (aka Porkulous) it’s “important for us to have a stimulus plan, and to have a series of legislative initiatives passed to help get this economy going again.” Yeah, that’s what the country needs a Republican who will make Democrat Progressive/neo-Keynesian policies work!

    3. Christopher Says:
      July 9th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

      You had me at bacon necklace…