This is my tough-guy face, mister! Plenty more where this came from!
Here's a sentence I never ever expected to type:
Rick Santorum is right.
Not about anything else, just about this. That was a bullshit question. And if anyone knows bullshit, it's Rick Santorum.
But he did say that Romney was the worst Republican to run against Barack Obama, not the worst Republican in general. So Santorum called Bullshit. What's the reaction from the righties?
Rick Santorum's 'Bullshit' Comment Is No Big Deal
To me, Rick Santorum usually comes off as aloof and, well, like the proverbial 'goody-two-shoes'. The guy is, or appears to be, very clean-cut. Non-controversial.
Call me crazy, but I tend to like a candidate more if they can show a little (or a lot of) emotion. The fact that Santorum got so frustrated with Zeleny that he cussed at him shows me that Santorum is a normal guy. He gets worked up about stuff. In an era when people increasingly put candidates on a pedestal, something like this humanizes him.
On Monday’s “On the Record with Greta Van Sustren,” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacted to Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum referring to the premise of a question posed by New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny as “bullshit.”“Santorum’s response to that liberal leftist in-the-tank-for-Obama press character really revealed some of Rick Santorum’s character,” she said. “And it was good, and it was strong, and it was about time because he’s saying enough is enough of the liberal media twisting the conservative’s words, putting words in his mouth, taking things out of context and even just making things up.”
So, if you're keeping score at home, Santorum using the word "Bullshit," it:
A) Humanizes him
B) Shows his strong character
C) Is no big deal.
Vice-President Biden using the term "big fuckin' deal" is, ironically, a big fucking deal. It is potty-mouthery of such biblical proportion as to be more alarming than even Janet Jackson's nipple!
Vice President Cheney telling Senator Leahy to go "fuck himself" on the Senate floor? A charming piece of curmudgeonliness.
Theresa Heinz-Kerrey telling a reporter to "shove it," however, is a moral crisis the likes of which has not been seen since NYPD Blue showed David Caruso's doughy, amorphous buttocks on television.
Bush and Cheney referring to a reporter as a "major-league asshole?" Just keepin' it real!
Youthful playfulness. Oh, Georgie, you're incorrigible! What a child-like love of life you have!