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Give him enough rope, March 14 version

Rick Santorum is campaigning in Puerto Rico, and The New York Times suggests that once again, the candidate is having trouble crossing the street at the busy intersection of intelligence and speech:

But Mr. Santorum may have earned the ire of Puerto Ricans by telling a local newspaper that if the territory becomes a state, it will have to make English its official language. Puerto Rico now recognizes both English and Spanish as official languages.

“Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law,” Mr. Santorum said in the interview with El Vocero, a Spanish-language newspaper, according to Reuters. “And that is that English has to be the principal language.”

Perhaps Mr. Santorum was saying that if he were president, he would seek such a federal law, but there are no requirements now for a territory to adopt English as its primary language in order to become a state.


Somewhere, Dan Quayle is laughing.

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tanadariel
Mar. 15th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
I'm waiting for him to get hit by a bus--preferably a non-metaphorical one.
patrick_vecchio
Mar. 15th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
I am concerned with the sick fascination people like Santorum have for rolling back women's rights, especially as they pertain to sexual/reproductive issues. I am more concerned with the way this war against women is spreading throughout the United States. It is a misogynistic, cynical way of distracting voters from the significant issues our country faces.

As for the bus, do you want to drive it, or shall I?
sahlah
Mar. 15th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
the candidate is having trouble crossing the street at the busy intersection of intelligence and speech

what a fantastic line...
patrick_vecchio
Mar. 15th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
inkling7
Mar. 18th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
I second that. Brilliant!
patrick_vecchio
Mar. 18th, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I am (circle one)

• a monkey with a typewriter

• a blind squirrel with an acorn

• a partridge in a pear tree.
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