This morning, Peter Leo had this in the Post-Gazette:
Santorum gets mobbedWait a second, isn't Rob Traynham gay? Yep. He is. I won't dignify his hypocrasy by commenting on it.
Those of you who saw Sunday night's episode of "The Sopranos" know that Pennsylvania's junior senator got an approving nod from Mob boss Tony Soprano. One of his soldiers is found to be gay, and Tony (James Gandolfini) tells his shrink that when it comes to homosexuality, he agrees with "that Sen. Sanatorium, who says if we let this stuff go too far, pretty soon we'll be ****ing dogs." Tony pretty much had Sen. Santorum/Sanatorium's position down, although the senator used more delicate language. Dan Gross of the Philadelphia Daily News called Santorum to ask if he was flattered about being mentioned on the HBO hit series. "We're not gonna dignify that comment by commenting on it," said communications director Rob Traynham.
Anyway, here's the link to the story in the Philadelphia Daily News. First off, I'd like to think that a writer as good as Peter Leo could come up with a synonym for "delicate" so that it wouldn't look like he was copying someone else's work (please note the "delicate language" here - hahaha!).
Second, I have to point out the stuff Leo left out from Dan Gross' piece:
There also was a reference to Santorum on a recent "Veronica Mars" episode on UPN, in which a student blackmailing gay students used the alias "Rick Santorum."Ah, Our Lil' Ricky must be so proud of himself.
Possibly the longest-lasting pop-culture reference to Santorum is that of sex columnist Dan Savage(carried here in Philadelphia Weekly), who started what's become a popular campaign to use the senator's surname to describe a byproduct of anal sex.
UPDATE: Via Crooks and Liars, here's the clip of the popular (though fictional) Italian-American thug agreeing with the unpopular (though very real) Italian-American Senator.