After months of increasingly threatening-sounding emails to people who drunkenly signed up for his mailing list at CPAC, Rick Santorum is announcing today that he’s officially, really, for real, definitely going to waste a shitload of time and money going after a Republican Presidential nomination that he will fail to secure. Wonder if he’ll have that sweet, sweet Duggar support this time around?

Rick Santorum is a former Pennsylvania Senator who, after a humiliating defeat in 2006, has become a true leader in the field of Professional American Sanctimony. He does not believe that evolution is real. He thinks birth control is murder. Politifact has analyzed 55 public Santorum statements and concluded that he says things that are “mostly true” or “true” a whopping 24 percent of the time. His opinions about the LGBT community are so medieval (men having sex with each other is kinda like men having sex with dogs!) that in 2003, Dan Savage created an enduring neologism that still fucks up Rick Santorum’s Google results. Despite all this, Rick Santorum finished second in the Republican primaries in 2012. Isn’t that hilarious and scary?

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In 2012, the Duggars, who have excellent judgment and family values, threw their evangelical celebrity heft behind Santorum’s candidacy, and made the charming below video to vote for their buddy.

If you can’t trust the Duggars’ moral authority, who can you trust?


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