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Rick Santorum whines about SNL’s gay joke at his expense

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Fading anti-gay marriage GOP candidate Rick Santorum, while being interviewed on New Hampshire radio station WGIR on Sunday, criticized an SNL skit over the weekend which showed him in a "crowded gay bar in the Castro district of San Francisco," as played by Andy Samberg. The premise of the sketch, which concerned an imaginary GOP debate on "Marriott TV," was that candidate seating would be based on the likelihood of winning the nomination. So with the real Santorum's poll numbers hovering between 1-3%, he was naturally in the boonies.

Asked about his humiliating portrayal on the show, which he admitted he hadn't watched, Santorum said he had been "hammered by the left" for "standing up for the traditional family." As a result of fake-Santorum being uncomfortably jostled as if it were gay night at the Roxbury, the real Santorum said, "The left, unfortunately, participates in bullying more than the right does. They say that they're tolerant, and they're anything but tolerant of people who disagree with them and support traditional values."

By now, we don't need to tell you about Santorum's problem with Dan Savage and Google, his opposition to the repeal of DADT, his bemoaning of gay soldiers who "shower with people," or his assertion at the Values Voter Summit earlier this month that traditional marriage is key to a successful economy. You know what Rick Santorum's all about. But with no chance of winning, why he stays in the race and exposes himself to the mockery of comedy sketch shows is beyond me. He should pack it in already, and go deal with his Marcus Bachmann-like repression issues far from the madding crowd.