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It's nearly impossible to encapsulate the depth of offensiveness and depravity contained in a statement made today by Santorum during an appearance in Cape Girardeau.

Standing in a hangar at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, this is what Santorum said (emphasis mine):

"This is my first trip to Cape Girardeau," Santorum told the crowd. "Jo Ann's been bragging on you a long time. It's good to be in the hometown of Rush Limbaugh, which some people see as a trip to Mecca."
I don't care that a lighter-than-expected crowd of only 100 was on hand to hear those words. And I don't care that he was kind with the crowd after speaking, mingling and taking pictures with everyone afterward. In fact, I don't care what else he may have said during the campaign stop – what lies he may have told, how he likely slandered Obama with some nonsensical factoid gone awry.  

All I care about is this:

Using the mealy-mouthed "some people see," Rick Santorum compared a visit to Rush Limbaugh's hometown as akin to visiting Mecca.

Let's break this down:

Cape Girardeau is the birthplace of Rush Limbaugh, a man whose latest hobby has been slandering intelligent women as sluts and engaging in disgusting character assassinations.
Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, the traditional spot where the Quran was composed and the holiest site in all of Islam.
So in one fell, analogous swoop, Santorum has managed to not only sing a full-throated endorsement of Limbaugh as a pillar of exemplary conservatism, but he has also managed to deeply offend all Muslims and defame their holiest site with this cheeky remark.

Santorum, a presidential candidate – and a f*cking asshole.

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