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Drudge: Rick Santorum's Tragic Yearbook Photo
The Atlantic ^ | May 26, 2011

Posted on 01/19/2012 2:05:43 PM PST by Zakeet

Lots of candidates have embarrassing things in their past that they'd hate to have flare up in the middle of a presidential campaign. I think we can safely conclude that we have found Rick Santorum's! At the right, cast your eyes upon the tragedy that is Santorum's high school year book photo--specifically, Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois, in 1976. (The picture is from Chris Good's compilation of high school year book photos of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates--it's not pretty, although I recommend clicking through.)

A quick office straw poll here at The Atlantic, conducted amidst uproarious laughter, confirms that this is, in fact, the single worst year book photo that most of us have ever seen. An outright disaster.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


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Dibs on the Mama Grizzly if she ever decides to dump the first dude.

1 posted on 01/19/2012 2:05:48 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Though I think Santorum is a real dork (notice even his glasses are slightly crooked), who is it among us who can brag about his yearbook photos.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 2:09:47 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Zakeet

I'll bet you Freepers will never guess why the Atlantic didn't post a high school picture for me!

3 posted on 01/19/2012 2:10:36 PM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: Zakeet

I’m not a Santorum fan, but I think his photo looks pretty ordinary - especially for the times.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 2:10:46 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: Zakeet

I don’t see what’s so bad, or unusual about the photo. We all looked different 35 years ago. Most of us had hairstyles then we would rather forget now.

But then, remember this is the Atlantic. They much prefer Obama’s hairstyle in his pot-smoking photos...


5 posted on 01/19/2012 2:11:11 PM PST by LifePath
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To: Zakeet

Really? Is this what The Atlantic sees as content?

Some moron making fun of someone’s High School yearbook picture? What are they, 17 years old?!

Not that I’d every buy that rag, but now I know if I see it in the dentist’s office, I’ll pass on looking at it.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 2:12:04 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Zakeet

I found Huntsman’s photo to be much worse- yeesh!


7 posted on 01/19/2012 2:13:01 PM PST by richmwill
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To: Zakeet
Of course, the Atlantic did not run that dorky picture of Obama in his Muslim gear in his Kenyan homeland.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 2:13:09 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Zakeet
That's nothing. How about Jon Huntsman?


9 posted on 01/19/2012 2:13:25 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Zakeet

I see nothing wrong with it......
My HS photo is a sign of its time, 1973, not now.......
Plus I had hair then............


10 posted on 01/19/2012 2:13:41 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Zakeet
Check out Newt...

NEWT GINGRICH

Baker High School, class of '61

City: Columbus, Ga.

Awards/Activities:Football, Debate Team, Thespian Society, National Merit finalist, Time Current Events Award winner

Voted: Most Intellectual

11 posted on 01/19/2012 2:14:31 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: LifePath; brownsfan

We should look up the HS photos of all the Atlantic editorial staff and post them for all the world to see. Then they can laugh...............


12 posted on 01/19/2012 2:15:38 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: LifePath
"Most of us had hairstyles then we would rather forget now."

I wish I had hair to have a hairstyle now!

"They much prefer Obama’s hairstyle in his pot-smoking photos..."

Obama has admitted that he's used pot and cocaine. Almost no one I talk to has ever heard that this is true. The MSM has done an amazing job of burying this. Can you imagine if a Republican had admitted to pot and cocaine use?!
13 posted on 01/19/2012 2:17:00 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Zakeet

We live in a country where some people have too much time on their hands. Drudge is kinda gaye sometimes.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 2:17:24 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: All

You can probably guess from my first response that they posted pics for all of the Pubs in the original article.

And I still think the Sara-nater is a Fox ... physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally ... for any high school student ... any time!

15 posted on 01/19/2012 2:17:34 PM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: Zakeet
Didn't look that bad considering the decade.

We've all seen much worse!

16 posted on 01/19/2012 2:18:34 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Zakeet

This was probably about the time Obama was in HS.

17 posted on 01/19/2012 2:18:54 PM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: Zakeet
I love these threads.

Somebody usually comes up with great Hillary-shots.

18 posted on 01/19/2012 2:20:27 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: Zakeet

I don’t get it. Laughing uproariously? How immature are they? It’s not even a bad picture and perfectly in line with the times. My guess is if they were show all the pictures in that yearbook, his wouldn’t stand out in a negative way at all and in fact would probably be one of the better ones.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 2:20:32 PM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....they are our true foe, not the puppet in the WH)
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To: RoosterRedux
I like...
 

class=rg_hi


20 posted on 01/19/2012 2:21:11 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Red Badger

Just for fun, I’d LOVE to see the HS photos for...

Hillary Rodham
“Babs” Boxer
Nancy “Stretch” Pelosi
Debbie “Washerwoman” Shultz

and...

James Carville
Alan Colmes
Barney Frank
Harry Reid
Henry Waxman

and especially...

Barack Hussein Obama


21 posted on 01/19/2012 2:21:25 PM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: Magic Fingers

The Leftists are all about humiliation and making decent candidates look dorky—unpopular. Media is all about creating “perceptions!”

Santorum looks like an average person from the 70’s.

They have brainwashed and conditioned people to vote on “looks” and superficiality-—not on content of character. They care only about Marxist ideology-—you have to be a socialist/marxist/atheist. If you are not-—you will be destroyed.

Lincoln would NEVER have been elected because of today’s mass media and the lack of education in the public schools. And, BTW, he is a homosexual/sarc. The press lies continually, since before Joseph McCarthy to shape opinions. Nothing new here.


22 posted on 01/19/2012 2:21:33 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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My yearbook photo is epic tragedy

23 posted on 01/19/2012 2:22:58 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Zakeet

Most high school year books photos make people look dorky, except Palin which is why I still have a girl crush.


24 posted on 01/19/2012 2:23:30 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Tigerized
James Carville....
 
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Oh, that's easy. You know he was in the movies with Burt Reynolds, right?
 
 

 
Now all grown up...
class=rg_hi


25 posted on 01/19/2012 2:24:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Zakeet
This bugged me. Drudge ran two hit pieces on Santorum today. This one is just plain stupid. For 1976, Rick looks pretty clean cut and sensible. Solid colored suit and tie and a patterned shirt were not "fall down laughing" back then. It was the norm. Where is the Atlantic piece slamming Obummers HS photo. He looked like an extra from Superfly or one of the bad dancers on Soul Train.


26 posted on 01/19/2012 2:25:05 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Zakeet
A quick office straw poll here at The Atlantic, conducted by a bunch of worthless flaming faggots ...

That yearbook picture looks no different from millions of other yearbook photos from the same time.

How 'bout this one, liberal freaks?

Care to take a "quick office straw poll" about that one?

27 posted on 01/19/2012 2:25:22 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Good pics! He’s a pit bull...and if we’re lucky, Obama is gonna get mauled!;-)


28 posted on 01/19/2012 2:25:37 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Obadiah

30 posted on 01/19/2012 2:28:03 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Zakeet

Rick looks Groovie!! I dig it!


31 posted on 01/19/2012 2:28:46 PM PST by defal33
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To: Zakeet

Credit where due ...

Weren’t Afro’s on white kids popular back then? At least he doesn’t have THAT skeleton in his closet.


32 posted on 01/19/2012 2:28:53 PM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Zakeet

BHO high school picture is on the internet. I did a google search, there are several of the senior pix and his other entries. I don’t know how to post them. Maybe you will be able to.


33 posted on 01/19/2012 2:29:03 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Tigerized
Just for fun, I’d LOVE to see the HS photos for ...

Here's a snap of the World's Smartest Woman just out of law school, and one for the Royal Moo during her last year of high school.

34 posted on 01/19/2012 2:29:20 PM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: ArrogantBustard

I never ever would have imagined such a low-life could become President of The United States. I STILL can’t believe it.....


35 posted on 01/19/2012 2:30:00 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Zakeet

LOL

I luv you Rick but even you would have to be a little self deprecating and looking back on that pic and that time in your life...I think you’d have to laugh.

I sure hope none of my dorky pictures ever show up. I’ll cringe and laugh though.


36 posted on 01/19/2012 2:30:37 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Lazlo in PA
For 1976, Rick looks pretty clean cut and sensible.

I would hazard a guess that most of those prissy little faggots at the Atlantic were't even alive in 1976 ... and that their real beef with Santorum is that Santorum disapproves of faggotry.

37 posted on 01/19/2012 2:30:40 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: sillipuddi
<Whistle>


"Post #29. Two minutes for roughing."
38 posted on 01/19/2012 2:31:21 PM PST by Spruce (I will never vote for Mitt Romney. And nothing will change that.)
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To: Zakeet

A hottie then and now!

Santorum would have needed to avoid the wedgie squad...


39 posted on 01/19/2012 2:31:44 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Zakeet

41 posted on 01/19/2012 2:32:22 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Bill and Hill’s are both on ebay, nether one is actually bad.


42 posted on 01/19/2012 2:32:28 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Zakeet

Newt’s is far worse! (unless you’re a math teacher)


43 posted on 01/19/2012 2:32:28 PM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Pingu!


44 posted on 01/19/2012 2:32:45 PM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Cicero

HOLE-EEEE!

QUICK!!! SOMEONE FIND THAT CLOWNS RED BULB NOSE....STAT!!!


45 posted on 01/19/2012 2:33:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: KoRn

They probably like Barry the Faggot, here ...

46 posted on 01/19/2012 2:34:24 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Zakeet

santorum doesn’t look that bad.

palin pic reminds me of alley sheedy.


47 posted on 01/19/2012 2:34:34 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: RoosterRedux

NEWT GINGRICH

Baker High School, class of ‘61

City: Columbus, Ga.

Awards/Activities:Football, Debate Team, Thespian Society, National Merit finalist, Time Current Events Award winner, Math Stimulation Award Scholar Three Years Running

Voted: Most Intellectual


There, I fixed it.


48 posted on 01/19/2012 2:35:21 PM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: Red Badger
We should look up the HS photos of all the Atlantic editorial staff and post them for all the world to see. Then they can laugh...............

What a brilliant idea!

49 posted on 01/19/2012 2:35:25 PM PST by defal33
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To: RoosterRedux

Don’t be ridiculous.

That’s Drew Carey../s


50 posted on 01/19/2012 2:35:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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