October 05, 2006

Bunch of Savages in This Town

In the final phase of his campaign against Santorum in all its forms, Dan Savage is coming to Philly next Tuesday, for an anti-Rick fundraiser called Savage Love Live. Benefiting a group called Philadelphians Against Santorum, the event will be held at the Trocadero Theatre at 7:30 Tuesday.

It's a good idea, but I can't help but think it might backfire on Santorum's opponent, Bob Casey. Casey already returned a check from Savage, as the conservative Democrat didn't want to be associated with such a ribald figure, and instead redirected the money to PAS. If a parade of freaks shows up at Savage's event next week, can't Santorum show up with cameras, make an ad, and scare the shit out of Central Pennsylvania that "these are the people" who support Bob Casey? It wouldn't surprise me for a second if exactly that happened.

At any rate, Savage is interviewed about the event in a cover story in this week's Philadelphia Weekly. If nothing else, you've gotta love the bondage/Abu Ghraib-themed cover art.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 5, 2006 10:59 AM
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