Santorum: 'I'm Praying' for Nemesis Dan Savage

Savage replies: Fine, 'I'll gay for him'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 20, 2012 3:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – Dan Savage famously turned "Santorum" into an R-rated joke as revenge for the candidate's views on homosexuality, and RealClearReligion asked Santorum what he'd say to Savage if the two ever met:

  • Santorum: "I would tell him that I'm praying for him. He obviously has some serious issues. You look at someone like that who can say and do the things that he's doing and you just pray for him and hopefully he can find peace."

Which prompted Andy Kroll of Mother Jones to email Savage for his response:

  • Savage: Santorum "wants to be president so that he can micromanage the sex lives of all Americans...and I'm the one with issues? Because I made a dirty joke at his expense eight or nine years ago and it stuck? I'm the one with issues?" Well fine, then: "Rick can pray for me. I'll gay for him. And we can call it even."

Rick Santorum speaks at a campaign rally Saturday in Effingham, Ill.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Dan Savage speaks onstage during the 15th Annual Webby Awards on June 13 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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