Club Santorum

"This sure isn't a story about free speech. It isn't a story about respecting the views of others. It isn't about a man of the people, but about an arrogant SOB protected by rude and dishonest guards. And it sure isn't about encouraging the youth of today to stand for their values," writes SpinDentist.

So what's it about? It's about the curious incident at a Rick Santorum book signing. Jon Stewart may have felt the need to treat Santorum with kid gloves but a couple kids in Delaware didn't.

Some honor students attended a book signing at a megastore (hint: it rhymes with Karnes & Global) to confront Santorum on some of the asinine assertions he makes in his new book. I forget the name of the book but I think it's something like: "Gays are to society what potatoes are to the Atkins diet."

When the Santorum team got wind of dissenters in the crowd, they sicced an off-duty (but on-message I hope...) cop on them to remove them from the premises. Mmm, very nice Rick.

Here's 18-year-old Heidi Shaffer putting Santorum to shame with her stunning grasp on reality and America: "I don't know when they passed a law in Delaware that said you can't have a cup of coffee and discuss your opposition to a book." (All Spin Zone)

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