Gay activist Dan Savage has threatened
Rick Santorum with a second name redefinition.
The man behind the It Gets Better
Project in 2003 saddled the presidential candidate with a new
definition of “santorum” after then-Senator Santorum likened gay
unions to “man on dog.” The new definition links Santorum to
anal sex, and nearly eight years later it continues to rank high on
Google's search results.
In a Funny or Die video, Savage, who
is ironically wearing a Liberty University t-shirt, warns Santorum to
“behave” or he'll redefine his first name, as well.
“I tell you what,” Savage, a sex
advice columnist, says. “I won't redefine Rick, if you don't
attack gay people during your campaign.”
Savage goes on to run the new
definition past a few other Ricks.
“I know you are having a lot of
trouble raising money for your campaign. But please don't ruin the
name Rick. It affects all of us. Even us lady Ricks,” actress and
talk show host Ricki Lake pleads.
“I know my name isn't Rick,”
comedian Andy Richter says, “but the new definition is so
disgusting that even just having the sound 'rick' in the first half
of my last name is scary.”
“So the ball is in your court,
Richard John Santorum. Leave us gays alone, or I change the
definition of Rick,” Savage adds. “And its not like you can
start going by Dick Santorum, is it?” (The video is embedded in
the right panel of this page.)