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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.

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To: Joe 6-pack

Oh, my darling Bubbles! Glad to see another TPB fan on here
:)


101 posted on 01/19/2012 3:24:57 PM PST by joy361
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To: Zakeet

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.


102 posted on 01/19/2012 3:27:19 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Cicero

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.


103 posted on 01/19/2012 3:27:36 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Drudge ran two hit pieces on Santorum today.

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.

104 posted on 01/19/2012 3:27:48 PM PST by mupcat
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To: sillipuddi

OMG, she looks like an Eastern European commie spy! (must kill moose and squirrel)


105 posted on 01/19/2012 3:30:09 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

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.


106 posted on 01/19/2012 3:30:30 PM PST by catbertz (Easter egg...I wants it.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

He looks like a guy you buy pot from.


107 posted on 01/19/2012 3:31:53 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: Fledermaus
My 1977 senior photo is worse.

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?

108 posted on 01/19/2012 3:36:11 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: sillipuddi

Interesting. That is Helen Thomas, right?


109 posted on 01/19/2012 3:36:21 PM PST by wideminded
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To: ArrogantBustard

All the men I know would have moved the pillows and sat on the other end of the sofa.


110 posted on 01/19/2012 3:37:25 PM PST by Terry Mross (AN)
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To: Fledermaus

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?


111 posted on 01/19/2012 3:39:08 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Responsibility2nd

Where’s the leather scroll with Ron Paul’s high school pic?


113 posted on 01/19/2012 3:44:12 PM PST by Skyleader
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To: edpc

That’s actually not bad. That was the hairstyle back then! Well, maybe less mullet looking! lol


115 posted on 01/19/2012 3:45:20 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: savagesusie

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.


116 posted on 01/19/2012 3:45:48 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: edpc

Actually, you’re kinda cute there...still got those dimples????


117 posted on 01/19/2012 3:49:01 PM PST by matginzac
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To: edpc
...and you danced at the prom to Stairway to Heaven with your girlfriend Tiffany.
118 posted on 01/19/2012 3:49:58 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...but I got better.)
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To: Zakeet

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...


119 posted on 01/19/2012 3:51:45 PM PST by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Only when I smile really big....which hasn’t been often in this political climate.


120 posted on 01/19/2012 3:53:29 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Zakeet

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!!


121 posted on 01/19/2012 3:55:29 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Zakeet

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!!!!!


122 posted on 01/19/2012 3:55:52 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Zakeet

Mark


123 posted on 01/19/2012 3:58:36 PM PST by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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To: Fledermaus
Yeah, I certainly didn't have the patent on that 'do in the day. I was watching a comedian once on TV...his name escapes me.

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.

124 posted on 01/19/2012 3:58:47 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: x

I was wondering what Horshack did when he left ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’! Now I know!


125 posted on 01/19/2012 3:59:24 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: edpc

LOL


126 posted on 01/19/2012 4:00:22 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: x

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.


127 posted on 01/19/2012 4:02:51 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: mupcat

Yes, he did. I was surprised that he did that.


128 posted on 01/19/2012 4:04:19 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: Pharmboy
Nah, I worked that night. I was making money, while all my friends spent theirs on tuxedos, limos, corsages, and dinner.

I still made the after parties.

129 posted on 01/19/2012 4:06:52 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Zakeet

Funny, Santorum’s 1976 pic looks more like 1966.


130 posted on 01/19/2012 4:12:29 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Zakeet

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 !


131 posted on 01/19/2012 4:12:40 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: edpc

Cute


132 posted on 01/19/2012 4:13:21 PM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rockabilly Newt! LOL!


133 posted on 01/19/2012 4:15:10 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: edpc


134 posted on 01/19/2012 4:15:54 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Mila

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.


135 posted on 01/19/2012 4:17:33 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Pharmboy

Think, ‘Last Dance’.


136 posted on 01/19/2012 4:18:44 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: x
60's and 70's was nothing. The 80's was the worst decade for yearbook pics. I know. I was there.


137 posted on 01/19/2012 4:22:19 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I've seen that girl before


138 posted on 01/19/2012 4:23:44 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

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.


139 posted on 01/19/2012 4:24:07 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: edpc

Aha! An independent, go-getter even back then...excellent.


140 posted on 01/19/2012 4:24:43 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...but I got better.)
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To: edpc

I hear ya...
for 2012, my motto is better living through LOTS of alcohol until this nightmare is over....or not.


141 posted on 01/19/2012 4:32:58 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Zakeet
Elena Kagan


142 posted on 01/19/2012 4:38:18 PM PST by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: sillipuddi

That’s impossible.....even Deguerotypes weren’t invented then.


143 posted on 01/19/2012 4:40:50 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: nuconvert

The guy hugging his waist was a gay activist, at some public event involving Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.


144 posted on 01/19/2012 4:45:37 PM PST by gaijin
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To: MayflowerMadam

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.


145 posted on 01/19/2012 4:46:58 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

If anything, Obama deserved to have his Man Card revoked right on the spot.


146 posted on 01/19/2012 4:49:25 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Zakeet
Ricky looks like the guy we used to pants in the hallway.

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.

Poor guy.

147 posted on 01/19/2012 4:51:47 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: MayflowerMadam
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.

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.

148 posted on 01/19/2012 5:06:17 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Zakeet

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.


149 posted on 01/19/2012 5:23:27 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: brownsfan

Boycott the Atlantic. They are morons.


150 posted on 01/19/2012 5:53:03 PM PST by Revel
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