Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Rick Santorum Confuses the Middle East with Middle Earth

Frodo lives, and he's advising Rick Santorum on national security.
When U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Gondor) turns to his bookshelf to deepen his understanding of foreign policy,
he reaches for the fantasy section, according to the Herald-Standard in Uniontown:
"As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else," Santorum said, 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."
Bob Casey's campaign had the right response:
"You have to really question the judgment of a U.S. Senator who compares the war in Iraq to a fantasy book," said Casey spokesman Larry Smar.
Santorum's taste for fantasy isn't confined to his bedtime reading:
Santorum insisted the U.S. needed to take out Saddam Hussein because he "by all accounts had weapons of mass destruction..."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nancy Willing said...

hahaha
I read about this and about fell over!!
Too odd for the brain to comprehend...

10:08 PM, October 18, 2006  
Blogger Freudian Slip said...

That's pretty funny stuff. Casey definitely played that well. Poor Santorum...that's what he gets for trying to be "cool".
Matt

2:00 AM, October 20, 2006  

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