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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

You Don't Get in Politics Because You Like Being Clean

Posted by on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 4:16 PM

1. Rick Perry is repeating the following passage at his South Carolina stops today: "Rick Santorum is a good man, he is a good father, he’s a good Catholic. But he hasn’t always been a good conservative." By continually mentioning Santorum's Catholicism, Perry is hoping to remind bigoted South Carolina evangelicals that the man their leaders are standing behind is a got-damned Papist. And if there's one thing evangelicals hate more than Satan, it's Catholics. I'm wondering if there will be any dirty tricks that Perry has left unplayed by the end of this primary.

2. Oh, wait, here's one: Mitt Romney's people are barraging South Carolina Republicans with a phone message that includes a clip of Santorum's 2008 endorsement of Romney against the creeping RINOism of John McCain:

If you’re a conservative, there really is only one place to go right now. I would even argue farther than that. If you’re a Republican, if you’re a Republican in the broadest sense, there is only one place to go right now, and that’s Mitt Romney.

This phone ad, of course, is intended to confuse voters into thinking Santorum has backed out of the race and endorsed Romney. It's pretty standard, as far as dirty election tricks go, but it's a sign that the Romney people aren't taking anything for granted in South Carolina.


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You're wrong, Paul. They hate Mormons more than they hate Catholics. Hence the Santorum endorsement over Romney.

Admittedly, there's always plenty of hate spread around by the Xtians.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on January 17, 2012 at 4:47 PM · Report this
Oh, boo hoo. Santorum is taking shit for being a Catholic. He's been using his chosen religion to beat up people his whole career. I'd send Perry a little pope doll myself if he'd promise to use it as a prop in his next speech to evangelicals.
Posted by Mason on January 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM · Report this

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