Former Senator Santorum acknowledges Google problem

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has admitted he himself cannot get the Santorum out…

…of the Googles. Early in the 00s, Santorum made some anti-gay rights statements, earning him the ire of sex columnist Dan Savage. Savage could have left it at ranting in his column, but being a man of incredible foresight, Savage called upon his readers to come up with a very explicit sexual term to link with the former Senator’s name in Google results. Fans of Savage Love came up with the following definition, now the top result when a search for Santorum occurs:

“The sometimes frothy, usually slimy, amalgam of lubricant, stray fecal matter, and ejaculate that leaks out of the receiving partner’s anus after a session of anal intercourse.”

Santorum- the man, not the substance, defeatedly acknowledged the Google pollution was a serious issue for his campaign efforts:

“It’s one guy. You know who it is. The Internet allows for this type of vulgarity to circulate. It’s unfortunate that we have someone who obviously has some issues. But he has an opportunity to speak,” Santorum told Roll Call.

Unfortunately for Santorum, it’s harder to scrub the term from the internet than it is to eradicate the substance from white sheets:

But Roll Call has learned that former staffers consulted technology experts years ago about their options. Ultimately, they found there was little they could do.

“You can bury anything on the Internet,” said David Urban, a Santorum ally and former chief of staff for former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.). “But at what financial cost and at what political cost? You can bury a bad story. But how do you bury your own name?”

At the moment, a Google search for “Santorum” calls up the Wikipedia page devoted to the “sexual neologism” ahead of the Wikipedia page for Rick Santorum himself.

[Roll Call via Gawker, Image]