Please don’t make me defend Santorum

Please don’t make me defend him. It makes me feel dirty. Frothy even. But, anyway, this is making the rounds on the liberal blogs (including this one, technically).

I think Rick Santorum would be an absolute disaster for this country if he got anywhere near the executive branch of government, and I plan on doing everything I can (which isn’t much, obviously) to make sure that doesn’t happen.

But I just don’t think he was about to say the n-word here. (And yes, I realize that using the phrase “n-word” is just as bad as using the, you know, n-word, and I find this Louis CK bit every bit as funny and true as the next person, but I’m still not going to write the word, um, n-word, here.)

He’d been speaking for 30 minutes and he tripped up. And I’m not even going to make some half-assed defense like, “oh, he’d never say that in public because he knows better.” I don’t think Rick Santorum uses that word at all. I have no idea, obviously, but I have no reason to think that he does, and I’m not going to go out of my way to look for the worst possible interpretation of his actions, when the best possible interpretation is bad enough to disqualify him from ever receiving my support.

Just a distraction. We shouldn’t be getting distracted. We have the facts on our side.

About Wiesman

Husband, father, video game developer, liberal, and perpetual Underdog.
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