October 19, 2006

He Must Not Know the Truth About Frodo and Sam

Sen. Rick Santorum is throwing a Hail Mary pass to retain his Senate seat: a long, belabored “Lord of the Rings” analogy:

"As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else," Santorum said, describing the tool the evil Lord Sauron used in search of the magical ring that would consolidate his power over Middle-earth.
"It's being drawn to Iraq and it's not being drawn to the U.S.," Santorum continued. "You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the Eye to come back here to the United States."
If nothing else, the analogy is sure to win Rick the votes of Pennsylvania’s sizable gay-hating Tolkien-nerd demographic.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 19, 2006 01:14 AM

As Colbert pointed out, this analogy suggests that the US is Mordor!

Posted by: BZ at October 22, 2006 11:16 PM
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