Republican presidential candidate Rick
Santorum on Thursday night asked viewers of the Fox Business
Network's undercard GOP debate to google him.
“Go and google Rick Santorum and
Hillary Clinton, you'll see a five-minute debate. I'll let you
decide who won the debate,” Santorum said during his closing
statements. “I'll tell you who won.”
Encouraging people to google “Santorum”
could be a misstep for the presidential hopeful.
Among the results the search engine
will return on the first page is a blog for the site Spreading
Santorum, which is where you
will find gay activist and author Dan Savage's definition for
“Santorum”: 1. The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that
is sometimes the by-product of anal sex. 2. Former Senator Rick
Santorum. The site was Savage's response to Santorum's 2003 remarks
likening gay sex to “man on dog.”
The gaffe quickly
went viral on social networks.
“Hi I'm Rick
Santorum,” GOP rival Donald Trump tweeted. “I don't need to
introduce myself. Just google me. Just make sure your kids aren't
in the room.”
During the 2012
election cycle, Google refused Santorum's request to not include the
site in its results.
Santorum wants Google to take down Dan Savage's “filth.”)