Friday, October 20, 2006

Santorum's ridiculous "Eye of Sauron" analogy


Well, this little event brings together three of my favorite things to blog about: Lord of the Rings, Republicans saying batshit crazy things about Iraq, and Steven Colbert clips on YouTube. Earlier, the Republican senator from Pennsylvannia Rick Santorum gave us this doozy of a quote, which attempted to use an analogy to Tolkien's saga to justify our invasion and occupation of Iraq:

“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.”

In the clip above, Steven Colbert makes sense of this analogy for us (HT: Crooks and Liars). Maybe in this analogy we liberal bloggers could be the fighting Uruk-Hai or something.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mad Latinist said...

Heh, you know, you're right: it makes perfect sense that Liberals would be Saruman's forces in this analogy.

As for the idea of drawing the eye away... eh, I suppose it's not ridiculous in and of itself. But the fact is that the administration could not competently cary out a plan if it had one, and do any of us really believe that Bush has a Frodo up his sleeve?

9:09 PM, October 20, 2006  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Wonderful!! What a fun post!

11:00 PM, October 20, 2006  

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