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Rick Santorum’s anal issue

by | 5th, January 2012

AS the surprise runner-up for the Republican presidential nomination in Iowa, Rick Santorum faces an uphill struggle to maintain the momentum in the upcoming New Hampshire primaries. This is not just because his campaign funds are relatively low, but also because Santorum’s biggest claim to fame thus far is his association with an unpleasant by-product of anal sex.

Thanks to a campaign by gay rights activists the top result for a Google search for “Santorum” is the website Spreadingsantorum.com . It has nothing to do with furthering the presidential hopeful’s campaign, though. Instead, it is dedicated to spreading awareness of a made-up neologism that ties Santorum’s name to gay sex.

The website dates back to 2003, the year that Santorum told the Associated Press that, although he had “nothing, absolutely nothing, against anyone who’s homosexual”, he did have “a problem with homosexual acts”. Sex columnist Dan Savage decided to launch a competition to name a sex act after Santorum, who was then a Pennsylvania senator. The winning entry defined Santorum as “the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex”. Savage then launched Spreadingsantorum.com and as bloggers started to link to the site its Google rankings rose, overtaking the official Rick Santorum homepage.

Now, nearly nine years on, Spreadingsantorum.com has made a comeback and despite the ex-Senator’s busy schedule and high-profile appointments since 2003 his

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