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Santorum’s Canine Fetish

By Christy Harvey on February 16, 2005 at 9:59 am

"Santorum’s Canine Fetish"

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What’s with Sen. Rick Santorum’s obsession with talking about men and dogs? This morning, he’s quoted in the New York Times as saying the president is “like a pit bull and he’s got a pair of trousers in his mouth and he’s not going to let go.” It’s a weird metaphor, even before you remember his argument against allowing gays to marry. Last year, Santorum equated homosexuality with, er, an unnatural love for your pets. He said he didn’t just oppose marriage for homosexuals, he also opposed it for “you know…man on dog, or whatever the case may be.” Note to the senator — if you don’t want to end up banned from next year’s Westminster Kennel Club show, it might be time to retire the creepy dog metaphors.

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