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Friday, July 28, 2006

More Casey v. Savage Press

Posted by on July 28 at 7:03 AM

From today’s Washington Post:

The campaign of Pennsylvania Senate candidate Bob Casey Jr. has returned a $2,100 contribution from syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage because of his “vulgar” jokes about conservative incumbent Rick Santorum—which, no, we can’t reprint. Savage said Democrat Casey’s campaign originally accepted the money… and invited him to a fundraiser before having a change of heart; he said yesterday the donation has been accepted instead by an unaffiliated group campaigning against the senator.

From today’s Philadelphia Daily News:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported this week that Bob Casey’s U.S. Senate campaign had rejected a $2,100 check from Dan Savage, the syndicated sex columnist whose work appears in Philadelphia Weekly. The Casey people decided that accepting money from the not-always-tasteful Savage, who has a vulgar anti-Santorum Web site, would cause more trouble than it was worth….

Smar said there is no firm policy on donations from sex columnists.

“We vet all checks we receive very carefully,” Smar said. “If they pass the vetting process, we’d accept them.”

The Savage money will still benefit Casey. After the rejection, Savage sent the check to Philadelphians Against Santorum, a group headed by Ray Murphy that’s registering young adults whose views on sex are closer to Savage’s than Santorum’s.

“We’re proud to accept Dan Savage’s contribution, and he can rest assured that we’ll smear Santorum like no one else in Philly can,” Murphy told us, tastelessly.

From Wonkette:

No one has done more to ruin Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.)’s good name than sex columnist Dan Savage… with the possible exception of Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.). After the senator compared gay sex to bestiality and pedophilia, Savage ran a contest to rename something sexual in his honor. The winner: “The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.”

Earlier in the year Savage donated $2,100 to Santorum’s opponent, Democrat Bob Casey. And Savage learned what Traci Lords, Marilyn Chambers, and Richard Nixon learned before him: It’s hard to go legit.

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it sounds more and more like Casey did the right thing. this way, Casey looks good to the prudes who vote.

And Dan get's more publicity! Everyone's a winner, except Ricky.

Aw, screw that Wonkette bitch. Dan, you're 2 legit 2 quit. if telling the truth and being funny aren't legit then what the fuck is?

There's an annoying commentator on the Wonkette link named Cookie Blickensderfer that says the definition of Santorum sets the gay rights movement back 50 years. I can't post comments on that website, so I'm posting here. I wanted to fast-forward the movement ahead 50 years with this definition:

Blickensderfer (noun): The slimy mixture of semen and menstrual fluid that is sometimes the product of vaginal sex.

hmmm... seems like the good guys are "winning" with this... Casey gets his name assosicated with a "Moral Highground" (a position not many dems seem to attain, much less hold onto these days), and Dan continues to have his name associcated with a santorium smear.

Dan lots of your fans love the politician name denfinitions you do. Let's help out Dan by getting even more definitions out there. This new one is hilarious -

Lieberman - noun - A clot of blood than forms on an infant's penis if the Rabbi doesn't suck the blood away quick enough. -- The Rabbi used his tongue to dislodge the Lieberman that had formed on the penis. (There are three stages required for the performance of a ritually correct circumcision in Jewish law: the removal of the foreskin; the tearing of the underlying membraene so as to expose the glans completely; and the sucking away of the blood, m'tsitsah)see-

It may have been strategically necessary for Casey to have returned Dan's money. That's something I don't think we'll ever know now. Casey's gutlessness leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. But Dan made the right and ethical decision to keep quiet about it until after the story hit the press. I like very much that his disappointment in the Casey refund didn't prevent him from finding and funding other means in which to defeat this half-wit dick of a senator.

By the way, you can really tell Dan is a family man now. Look at the time of his postings. I'm not sure I could even focus to read them at 6AM.

Uh... the press found out about it from the Slog post I wrote, Bauhaus... so I really didn't keep that quiet...

I tried a lot of pharmacies out there but the one that gave me the best service with the best price is you won't believe how they changed my life. thank you pharmacy-medicine i love you.

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