Skip to comments.Drudge: Rick Santorum's Tragic Yearbook Photo
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.
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Oh, my darling Bubbles! Glad to see another TPB fan on here
The pattern on those pants is disturbing. It does, however, explain why Bill married her.......given where is mind is all the time, he was hypnotized.
Now THAT looks like mine! Except I had slightly more hair. I guess his high school used the same photog company since we wore those same awful tux coats and bow ties.
I've also noticed that whenever he runs a picture of Newt it's never a good one. I may be wrong, and perhaps this is old news, but I'm thinking he's for Romney.
OMG, she looks like an Eastern European commie spy! (must kill moose and squirrel)
She does look cute in that picture. Bill must have really worn her out, then she got all bitter and hard looking.
I think all the other candidates look pretty normal, and Zero looks pretty damn gay, especially in that collage of pictures.
He looks like a guy you buy pot from.
That's OK. Things didn't improve over the decade. Look at this dork in 1986.
That's me, age 17. What the hell was I thinking?
Interesting. That is Helen Thomas, right?
All the men I know would have moved the pillows and sat on the other end of the sofa.
Class of ‘77 here too... had me a white boy ‘fro about the size of Jimi Hendrix. Now it’s all seems to have migrated to my eyebrows.
How do these things happen?
Where’s the leather scroll with Ron Paul’s high school pic?
That’s actually not bad. That was the hairstyle back then! Well, maybe less mullet looking! lol
It’s all about the American Idol ( worship ) presidential candidate who can speak the most elegantly, the best debater who can mop the floor of the rest of the candidates, who can “ WOW “ the people of his brilliance and excellence regardless of his character.
Actually, you’re kinda cute there...still got those dimples????
I think, like wives and children of candidates, high school year book pictures should be off-limits...
high school should be forgotten as soon as you graduate...
Only when I smile really big....which hasn’t been often in this political climate.
I don’t think its kind (or mature) to make fun of someone’s appearance, but the dude who wrote this article needs to take another look at the picture of *himself* posted with the article. Um, no comment!!
Dibs on the Mama Grizzly if she ever decides to dump the first dude.””””
I call Dibs on the First Dude if Mama Grizzley ever leaves him behind.
I might be older than he is, but I know how to be VERY grateful!!!!!
Anyhow, he said when he was in high school in the 70s, he wanted hair just like James Taylor. He followed that with, problem is....I still have hair, just like James Taylor, but in his current style.
I was wondering what Horshack did when he left ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’! Now I know!
That smirk on Romney is annoying. He reminds me of that high school boy who would stand close to you so he could see if your patten leather shoes showed your underwear reflections.
Yes, he did. I was surprised that he did that.
I still made the after parties.
Funny, Santorum’s 1976 pic looks more like 1966.
Woe, Royal Moo looks very p!$$ed and angry in that picture ! I bet a lot of the other kids didn’t like being around her !
On Hilliary, those pants are atrocious ! Funny thing about her, I bet it is beneath her to wear blue jeans !
Rockabilly Newt! LOL!
Concerning Hilliary’s HS picture, as much as I think she is ugly and has an attitude, she actually looks good in that picture and has a good smile. I don’t see any angry vibes from the pic versus what I seen of her especially since she was first known in 1992.
Wellesley College was a real dis-service to her and a waste of her parents money.
Think, ‘Last Dance’.
I’ve always felt this is the most disturbing pic from Hussein’s past. No man... NO man... would ever sit in this configuration with another man. If the space next to Hussein were empty, you could think that perhaps someone left for a minute and would return soon. The space is not empty. This is two gay guys — a couple — enjoying a moment together. Gag me.
Aha! An independent, go-getter even back then...excellent.
I hear ya...
for 2012, my motto is better living through LOTS of alcohol until this nightmare is over....or not.
That’s impossible.....even Deguerotypes weren’t invented then.
The guy hugging his waist was a gay activist, at some public event involving Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
I looked at the picture again of zero and some hairy M.E. guy. I know when I am with other guys like watching a f-ball game, I sit in a way where there is space in between me and another guy.
They look a little too close ! On that couch, if there are three spaces, it would be where one guy is at one end and the other at the other end and empty in the middle.
Even in the bathroom, there is certain etiquette like with urinals and toilet stalls. I would not take the urinal next to another guy and I would put at least one in between myself and another guy. Same with a toilet stall. This is in the case of three or more and the middle plumbing fixture is empty.
> No man... NO man... would ever sit in this configuration with another man.
If anything, Obama deserved to have his Man Card revoked right on the spot.
I think it explains my visceral reaction to him today. He just looks like somebody begging to be humiliated.
Sorry. I know he's a good man, smart and dedicated to country, God and family.
I don't have the same reaction to this picture and I think you're most likely reading too much into it. If it were a gay couple "enjoying a moment", I don't think Obama would have his foot facing his roommate as he does and be leaning his head away as he is. Likewise the roommate's leg crossed away from Obama and the cigarette facing him seem like body language that is expressing a degree of separation rather than closeness.
I'm not sure what you are saying about the space next to Obama. It looks to me as if there was a bunch of stuff on the couch, and they are posing for a picture in the remaining space. There may be nothing more to it than that. And we don't know if this lasted more than a moment.
Leftist media telling us how to think to discredit Santorum via usual leftist method of making fun of people they do not want to have power.
Boycott the Atlantic. They are morons.
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