Excuse me. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to take a look at the little GOP candidate that couldn’t, Rick Santorum. The epic loser (as an incumbent in 2006, Santorum lost to Bob Casey by a record-setting 17 points in the polls) is now having problems raising money in his former home state of Pennsylvania (Santorum actually lives in Virginia, and did when he lost to Casey). The bottom line here is that Santorum is a failure at fundraising, and a failure as a person, too.
Rick Santorum is blaming his sorry performance on teh Google (NOT a misspelling). He claims that Google is to blame for his failures because they allow scurrilous websites to register on their search engine. Of course Santorum is referring to Dan Savage’s website, but Google isn’t responsible for that website gaining such widespread popularity. I’m responsible, and many like me. You see, I’ve linked to Savage’s website, and I’ll continue doing so every single time Rick Santorum whines about the reality that his ugliness inspired Dan Savage. That article also includes Google’s response, that despite what Rick Santorum thinks, teh Google does not control teh intertubes:
In an e-mail to CNN, a Google spokeswoman said, “Google’s search results are a reflection of the content and information that is available on the Web. Users who want content removed from the Internet should contact the webmaster of the page directly. Once the webmaster takes the page down from the Web, it will be removed from Google’s search results through our usual crawling process.”
She added: “We do not remove content from our search results, except in very limited cases such as illegal content and violations of our webmaster guidelines.”
I suggest that Rick Santorum needs to understand that every page on the internet has a web master, and that he go talk to that webmaster. Indeed, Dan Savage, the webmaster of the site Rick Santorum wants down, has an offer to make. All Rick Santorum has to do is make a $10MM donation to Freedom to Marry and Dan Savage will take down the site little Ricky finds so offensive.
Life is about choices, Rick Santorum, and you’ve got one in front of you. Continue to fail to raise money for your dying campaign, or raise money for a good cause and clean up your name in the process. It’s in your hands, Ricky. Of course, some things are more important that Rick Santorum’s name, like 14 year old boys. Were Rick Santorum to raise that money, it just make life easier for those boys being bullied. Hey, then Rick Santorum would actually be doing something Christian for a change.