Former Senator Rick Santorum, most notable for having this named after him (every “compassionate” conservative’s wet dream!), has recently been in the papers yet again. Despite the widespread disgust he garnered (as Bob Kerrey once said, “Santorum – that’s Latin for asshole”) and his loss of the 2006 Senate race, the man has still found ways to get in the news. The latest? He’s making movies. What are they about? Three Iranian brothers, one of whom becomes a terrorist. Who better to make a movie about that? Only in Pittsburgh!
On the other side of the spectrum, Hillary Clinton has finally chosen a campaign song. I know that we here at Brooklyn Skeptic have all been waiting with bated breath since she announced her nominees. And now she’s chosen a winner! But first, please, sit through this Sopranos spoof thing where she and Bill “I had my money on Smash Mouth” Clinton attempt to be funny. And the winner is? Celine Dion’s “You and I.” What better way to capture the hearts and minds of the American youth by using a Canadian pop star from ten years ago! Sign me up, I want to be a Hillraiser!
And finally, way to go Antonin Scalia for being yet another conservative to mention the show “24” and Jack Bauer. First it was Tom Tancredo, who was quoted saying “You say that nuclear devices have gone off in the United States, more are planned, and we’re wondering about whether waterboarding would be a bad thing to do? I’m looking for Jack Bauer at that time!” And now Justice Scalia has joined the Kiefer Sutherland fan club, stating “Jack Bauer saved Los Angeles” and “Are you going to convict Jack Bauer?” Now that I know that a former cast member of The Lost Boys can have such an effect on world politics, can I vote that we start listening to the Coreys more often?