October 30, 2006

Santorum says US is where the Shadows lie

Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (a man who inspires me more than any other politician ... to donate to the HRC) had this to say recently about the war in Iraq:

"As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else. It's being drawn to Iraq and it's not being drawn to the U.S. You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the Eye to come back here to the United States."

OK, sure, the first reaction is: what the hell is he talking about? But I tried to work past that reaction.

In the Lord of the Rings, Frodo and Sam are walking across Mordor to take the ring up to Mount Doom, and the Eye of Sauron (Eye of Sauron, Eye of Mordor, whatever) is drawn away from Mordor to the gate, where the forces of Good mass outside the great gate ...

So, let's see ... the Eye is drawn away from the US, which means ... The United States is Mordor?

"One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, in the land of Mordor where the Shadows lie."

And Iraq, I guess, is at our gate.

Remind me -- how did this man get elected to the Senate?

Posted by Mike at October 30, 2006 11:05 PM