Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The World according to Sen. Rick Santorum and Tony Soprano

(Will Bunch at ATTYTOOD reports)--
The Daily News -- proud winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, just not in this particular year.

We were going to give Rick Santorum a break for the next 24 hours or so, but this nugget from Dan Gross is too good to pass up:

SEN. RICK Santorum and HBO's fictional mob boss Tony Soprano have a lot in common.

On Sunday night's episode of "The Sopranos," Tony (James Gandolfini) told his shrink Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) that when it comes to homosexuality, he agrees with "that Sen. Sanatorium, who says if we let this stuff go too far, pretty soon we'll be f---ing dogs." Santorum, several years back, made similar remarks, only he used more delicate language than Tony did.

We called Santorum's office yesterday to ask if he was flattered about getting a shout-out on a popular show.

Apparently not.

"We're not gonna dignify that comment by commenting on it," said Santorum communications director Rob Traynham.

The Sopranos is wrapping up its final season on HBO this year. And the good people of Pennsylvania have the chance to vote Santorum into retirement. So for now we need to stop and smell the Rick and Tony....before they're gone!


It's worth noting that Santorum's spokesman Rob Traynham happens to be gay and black. I can't imagine what that must be like, working for Sen. Santorum who's regarded by this blogger as the most caustic and hateful voice on Capital Hill.

Maybe Ricky's got a Mandingo fantasy?

5 comments:

Onanite said...

Like all facists, Santorum does not like the light of day. Even though he would agree totally with Tony Soprano, and the Bush administration is acting like the mob, they want to still try to be the party of "a thousand lights."

I for one am sick of it!

Onanite

Gary said...

Maybe!?!!!!

You know that they say about those who scream the loudest?!

Rob said...

Jay -

Your cross posting on My Left Wing became a recommended diary. Well done.

The Phoenix said...

Mandingo fantasy???

That's funny!

No foolin'...my word verification:

hugzed

jay lassiter said...

yeah, the word "mandingo" is funny sounding.