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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 06:22 PM
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19. Violation of the First Rule of Political Campaigns
On election night, if you win, you bring everybody up to the podium. From your most trusted advisers down to the lowliest flunky who stuffed even one envelope. Share the glory and bask in victory for one night before the hard work really begins.

But when you lose, as Santorum did on the night this photo was taken? You go up to the podium alone. Everybody owns a piece of victory; a loss is yours and yours alone. Maybe you bring your campaign manager up, maybe you bring the spouse up, but only if he or she was really active on the campaign trail, making appearances at events when the candidate couldn't make it. You never EVER bring the kiddies up, even if they really, really want to go up there, and this picture is all the explanation needed. This is child abuse, plain and simple, and Santorum should be ashamed he did this. He should apologize once a day, every day, for the rest of his life for doing this to his kids.
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  -I Have No Idea... Caption... This ??? WillyT  Nov-08-11 05:32 PM   #0 
  - "My conjoined twin and I are sad!" n/t  Sabriel   Nov-08-11 05:33 PM   #1 
  - "Please God.... Make it stop... .Please Make It Stop!!!!"  Motown_Johnny   Nov-08-11 05:34 PM   #2 
  - Ok this picture is terrifying.  Firebrand Gary   Nov-08-11 05:36 PM   #3 
  - Yep, this was after he lost the election a couple of years back  arcane1   Nov-08-11 05:39 PM   #8 
  - "If Rick Santorum were your dad, you'd cry too."  smokey nj   Nov-08-11 05:37 PM   #4 
  - ha ha ha  Hutzpa   Nov-08-11 06:24 PM   #20 
  - Man-on-dog has a very "Addams-ish" family. Uber creepy.  kestrel91316   Nov-08-11 05:37 PM   #5 
  - "I smell something really bad!" n/t  RKP5637   Nov-08-11 05:39 PM   #6 
  - Now I know why Daddy won't let me use Google  aint_no_life_nowhere   Nov-08-11 05:39 PM   #7 
  - Bidding is closed! The little one goes for $10 to the banker in the back!  Poll_Blind   Nov-08-11 05:44 PM   #9 
  - "I had tickets to see Insane Clown Posse, & I'm stuck in this fucking amish garb  Warren DeMontague   Nov-08-11 05:44 PM   #10 
  - I can't get this fucking Santorum out of my dolly's hair!  11 Bravo   Nov-08-11 05:47 PM   #11 
  - That picture is...  one_voice   Nov-08-11 05:48 PM   #12 
  - I'm wishing you all into the cornfield.  Tom_Foolery   Nov-08-11 05:49 PM   #13 
  - ^ LOL, for me that wins the thread.  Poll_Blind   Nov-08-11 06:32 PM   #22 
  - ROFL!  pinboy3niner   Nov-08-11 10:35 PM   #25 
  - This Picture is Really Disturbing...  WiffenPoof   Nov-08-11 05:49 PM   #14 
  - Violation of the First Rule of Political Campaigns  gratuitous   Nov-08-11 06:22 PM   #19 
     - Excellent point. Not your kids' or your wife's fault you lost. Why shame them?  DirkGently   Nov-09-11 03:39 PM   #30 
  - "still trying to suppress those traumatic memories ..."  zbdent   Nov-08-11 05:51 PM   #15 
  - "Don't put me out front . . again!!"  Major Hogwash   Nov-08-11 05:54 PM   #16 
  - I just told the kids that due to the economy they will have to attend Wilbraham & Monson,  Earth_First   Nov-08-11 05:55 PM   #17 
  - "My Daddy Made Me 'Cuddle' With A Dead Fetus"  musette_sf   Nov-08-11 05:58 PM   #18 
  - "Daddy is divorcing mommy and marrying a dog. I don't want a new mommy that goes 'bow-wow'"  aint_no_life_nowhere   Nov-08-11 06:31 PM   #21 
  - First the name... now this!  JuniperLea   Nov-08-11 06:35 PM   #23 
  - HTF did the son get into Gyrffindor?  MisterP   Nov-08-11 10:29 PM   #24 
  - "Yeah I know my acting stinks but one does one's best."  anamandujano   Nov-08-11 10:45 PM   #26 
  - Did Santorum fart -- ???  defendandprotect   Nov-08-11 10:52 PM   #27 
  - Please God, when I open my eyes this time, my creepy, vacuous staring brother  Fire Walk With Me   Nov-08-11 10:57 PM   #28 
  - Why is this man smiling?  freshwest   Nov-08-11 11:46 PM   #29 
  - "I'll never use google again."  lame54   Nov-09-11 03:42 PM   #31 
  - I have a BAAAAD Daddy.  bvar22   Nov-09-11 03:43 PM   #32 
  - I guess I am in the minority... I can't joke about that little girl's pain.  demmiblue   Nov-09-11 03:49 PM   #33 

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