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Rick Santorum wins the Minnesota primary

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Famously un-Google-able homophobe Rick Santorum ran up on Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich from behind tonight (sorry), beating both candidates out to win the Republican caucuses in Minnesota.

A victory for bigots and lovers of anal-related sex puns alike, Santorum's surge from the rear (sorry!) could pose a serious upset to the Republican primaries, positioning him as the closest competition to presumptive nominee Romney. As one aide told the Times, "It's Rick's turn." Then again, let's not forget that the likes of Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry all had "turns," so if you're experiencing Republican primary fatigue, feel free to take the speculation with a grain of salt.

Still, this does indicate that many Republican voters are still looking for a "true conservative" alternative to Romney, whose campaign will now have to spend the rest of the week cleaning up the mess Santorum has made for them.