On Reading Republicans

Recently, for Sooper-Sekrit reasons, I have been following the post-Senate career of Rick Santorum, the former Senator from Pennsylvania (though he didn’t really live there).

This has meant, for instance, reading Santorum’s newspaper column for the Philly Inquirer.

I feel a thousand brain cells cry out in terror, and then suddenly silenced, every time I read a Santorum column.

I find that I don’t understand the hardline conservative Republicans. I wonder if they inhabit the same planet that I do. I wonder if they read and see and hear the same news that I do.

But they don’t. Santorum’s words may be in English, but they represent no reality I recognize.

C’est la vie.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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