Thursday, October 19, 2006

Santorum Securing Lord Of The Rings Vote

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) badly trails Bob Casey badly in his bid for re-election, and the buzz is that the Republican National Committee isn't pushing as hard in the Keystone State as in other more competitive races, such as Virginia and Missouri.

But Santorum, always the crafty one, hasn't given up. His latest tactic: trying to secure the Lord of the Rings vote.

"As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else," Santorum said before the Bucks County Courier Times editorial board late last week, describing the tool the evil Lord Sauron used in search of the magical ring that would consolidate his power over Middle-earth. "It's being drawn to Iraq and it's not being drawn to the U.S.," he continued. "You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the Eye to come back here to the United States."

"You have to really question the judgment of a U.S. Senator who compares the war in Iraq to a fantasy book," Casey spokesman Larry Smar said to a sister publication, the Herald Standard of Uniontown, Pa.

***

This latest bit of fantasy from Santorum should have been expected. He's been making fantastic claims throughout the campaign -- claims that thankfully Pennsylvanians have ignored.

Consider:

-- Pennsylvanians ignored a Santorum television advertisement that made false claims about who's donating money to Casey's campaign.

-- They ignored Santorum's lie on Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor about Casey's ties to Al Jazeera.

-- They ignored Santorum when he made misleading claims about discovering Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

I'm guessing Pennsylvanians -- even Lord of the Rings fans -- will probably ignore his new comments, too.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Nikki Stone 1 said...

Saw this yesterday, but you get the prize for best title.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous xchrom said...

i've been questioning the judgment of santorum since the beginning.

he's Nutty McNuts.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous warrens said...

Colbert went nuts with this last night

Had all the little action figures and everything. And his interview with (Kao?), the former White House religious guy, was priceless. And very revealing about the Bushies and their phoney religiosity.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous djohnson said...

I see what you mean...

"As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else," Santorum said before the Bucks County Courier Times editorial board late last week, describing the tool the evil Lord Sauron used in search of the magical ring that would consolidate his power over Middle-earth. "It's being drawn to Iraq and it's not being drawn to the U.S.," he continued. "You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the Eye to come back here to the United States."

I am not a trained military stategist, but I would think that there are a lot of better ways to fight terrorists than to send American soldiers to Iraq to be used as decoys.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous genie_weenie said...

I'm waiting for him to use the Chewbacca Defense.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Norquist Nemesis said...

He's losing his base from the Fantasy Constintuency.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, our troops = hobbits?

Not to diss Frodo and Samwise, but isn't that a little insulting to our troops?

TlalocW

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Chipper Chat said...

Subject: Dear Rick; quit slandering a good movie.
.
Dear Rick: How do you like my "Congressional Star Wars Cast?"

Luke Skywalker - Barack O'Bama
Hans Solo - Russ Feingold
Princess Leia - Nancy Pelosi
Yoda - Harry Reid
Jabba the Hut - Dennis Hastert
Darth Vader - Dick Cheney
Chewbacca - Ted Kennedy
Obi Won Kenobe - Robert Byrd
R2D2 - Joe Biden
C3PO - John Kerry
Jar Jar Binks - Rick Santorum
Lando Calrissian - John Conyers
Anakin Skywalker - Joe Lieberman
Death Star Henchmen - Bill Frist, Roy Blunt, John Boehner

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

One ring to rule 'em all, Santorum. One ring to find them and have man-on-dog sex with them.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous genie_weenie said...

while the Hobbits can't slay a thousand Orcs singlehandely ala Legolas or Aragorn, they do defeat the greatest evil ever. The Dark Lord Bus... I mean Saurobush...

1:18 PM  
Anonymous mondo joe said...

I think he already had the Ork vote. And ain't no way he's getting the Elves to vote for his lame ass.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a long way from "man-on-dog" to “hobbit-on-dragon”.

Maybe soon it will be “man-on-Wookiee” or even “Holly-upon-Poppy” --?

Or, more likely, “Ricky-on-Unemployment”.

--p! (fool-on-hill)

1:19 PM  
Anonymous swimboy said...

I don't want the Eye to come back here to the United States. that's some weird-ass shit, people.

Why, it's almost frothy!

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

frothy!

Someone around here is a Dan Savage reader. Not that I am or anything... ;)

2:31 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

I really believe this guy would sell his soul to the devil for two pieces of silver and his return to to the Senate!! There is some real sickness going on here and no complaints from the repukes!!!!

3:45 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Next, he will be looking for another "Teri Schiavo" type tragedy.

8:59 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Listed on BlogShares