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driver’s seat of a fast-moving car. Rick Santorum, clad in trademark
sweater vest and chagrined countenance, rides atop the vehicle in a dog
house strapped to the roof. Obviously this is a reference to Romney’s
the Irish setter who endured a 12-hour trip from Massachusetts to
Canada on the roof of the car. According to a 2007 Boston Globe series
on the former Massachusetts governor, Romney “built a windshield for the
carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog.” You’ll notice
that Santorum has no windshield for the dog house he’s in.
The former Pennsylvania senator earned his metaphorical place in the
New Yorker cartoon. After all, he’s spent the last few weeks 1) railing
against pre-natal testing and contraception, 2.) calling President Obama “a snob”
for wanting people to get at least a year of post-high school education
to better equip themselves for the jobs of the future, and 3) saying he
wanted to “throw up”over President John F. Kennedy’s eloquent speech on religion, the presidency and the separation of church and state.
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