Sen. Santorium

The Sopranos rarely touches on the political. Sunday's episode, however, managed to ruffle the feathers of one Pennsylvania Senator. Via Centre Daily Times:

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 CDT, as it's known, is the newspaper for Centre County, Pennsylvania. Centre County, with the exception of Penn State University, is hugely conservative which is why it shocked me that the article also included this blurb:
Possibly the longest-lasting pop-culture reference to Santorum is that of sex columnist Dan Savage, who started what's become a popular campaign to use the senator's surname to describe a byproduct of anal sex.
I'd guess that's the first time the CDT has ever printed anything regarding byproducts of anal sex.

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