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Line of the Day (Santorum in College Edition)

“Everybody called him "Rooster." And Rooster liked to chug.”—Jason Cherkis writing about Rick Santorum at HuffPo.

Also, a photo:

Santorum

And no:  I am not suggesting that Santorum’s college behavior is necessarily meaningful, but the whole image from the nickname, to the activity, to the actual photo, are a bit amusing (as, I suspect would anyone’s college era photos.  Indeed, for example).  Of course, all of these things are made especially amusing about Santorum given that one of his main campaign modes has been that of moralist.

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. legion says:

    Ordinarily I’d agree that stuff like this is humorous-but-unimportant, but considering how much effort the right-wing noise machine (esp. the late, unlamented Breitbart) has put into crowing about potentially-damaging stuff from Obama’s college days, I think it’s entirely reasonable to put the question to Santorum about what he liked to chug…

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  2. Rob in CT says:

    Like other paragons of morality I know ;) , Ricky probably had his fun first and then got all preachy.

    A regular St. Augustine.

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  3. J-Dub says:

    I guess “Rooster” is better than “Chicken Hawk”. Either way, I wouldn’t let my children near him.

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  4. EBL says:

    Rick Santorum could benefit from a little distance from “Mr. Sweater Vest” all the time. As college photos go, that one could actually help him.

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  5. EBL says:

    One vice Catholics do not have a problem with…is a bit of drinking, especially beer in one’s youth. He was not going to some Baptist college, he was attending Penn State. I have no problem vetting a presidential candidate’s college years. Providing we are vetting everyone.

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  6. ck says:

    @Rob in CT:

    I seem to recall that many Al-Qaeda members (and their philosophical forefathers) also spent much of their youth swimming in sex, drugs, and alcohol.

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  7. EBL says:

    @ck: You mean like Barack Obama?

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  8. ck says:

    @EBL:

    I suppose you’re trying to engage in some kind of tu quoque, but I don’t see how your comment is relevant. Barack Obama is not noted for being a moral scold on sex and drug issues.

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  9. DonM says:

    But he is noted for being a Muslim.

    But he did say that he converted to being a Christian. So he is a Muslim apostate. So of the over a billion Muslims, perhaps a Million would say that it would be their duty to kill him.

    Unless they though he was lying about being converted.

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