Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Quotation Of The Day: Damning Santorum With Faint Praise Edition

Writing about Rick Santorum, Pete Spiliakos asserts,
I really like the guy . . .  If Santorum is somehow the Republican nominee, he is going to get suckered into these kinds of culture war fights every couple of weeks.  And this is Santorum being good.  He isn’t that bright, he isn’t that articulate, and he can’t be fixed.
If Spiliakos says that someone he likes isn't "bright" or "articulate" or "can't be fixed," I'd hate to see what he'd say about someone he doesn't like.  Actually, I guess it would go something like this classic encounter,


Perhaps, it might get a little nasty and say something like this from Highlander:  "You have the manners of a goat. And you smell like a dung-heap! And you have no knowledge whatsoever of your potential!" (I can't believe that that clip isn't easily available on YouTube.)

2 comments:

caheidelberger said...

"suckered" into culture war fights? What is the author talking about? Santorum looks for culture war fights. He starts culture war fights. He loves culture war fights.

LK said...

I think your last sentence hit it on the head. Because Santorum loves the culture war fights, people can bait him into saying things that dominate the news cycle but don't help him.