30 Years After My Internship with Rick Santorum, the Official Photo Still Has Political Capitol

Rick Santorum Photo

This photo was taken 30 years ago, December. It was cold. DC is cold in December. I remember this sweater and coat, I felt so grown up. The woman who took the photo was Santorum’s secretary, Deborah (I think.) I was sort of hesitating about traveling in just for the photo, but she insisted I […]

Guest Blog Post: When Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Tried to Warn of Rick Santorum’s Bigoted Politics in the early 1990’s

Santorum Gay Community

Guest Blog Post by Billy Hileman. Santorum’s pathetic white supremacist rant that erased the archaeological evidence that 50-60 million people lived on the two continents that white people later named N and S America, was surely harmful. CNN should fire Santorum and promise that they will not employ other white supremacists. We knew Santorum was […]

Long before Rick Santorum posed with a Russian Spy, he posed with this lesbian blogger intern

Rick Santorum photo Maria Butina

You are welcome, Rick. I’ve kept this since December 1991. Please feel free to circulate in place of the photo with Maria Butina.       Even better, a friend of mine created this and sent it to me earlier today …

Confessions of a Rick Santorum Intern

Rick Santorum internship

Yes, I was an intern in then-Congressman Rick Santorum’s DC offices for six months during 1991. Me. Most of you know this. Some of you don’t. This internship and the photo it generated are perhaps one of the most enduring legacies of this blog. 27 years after the fact, it is still a salient and […]

My 1991 Internship with Rick Santorum is Still Relevant?

Rick Santorum Photo

I’d like to get at least a junior political commentator position. Or just an occasional slot on The Confluence and/or The Lynn Cullen Show? 🙂

Rachel Maddow Schools Rick Santorum on Civics

Rachel Maddow Rick Santorum

We love Rachel Maddow. She’s the best thing about cable, closely tied with Melissa Harris-Perry. She has first name status in our home: “Wanna watch Rachel tonight?” “If we hurry, we can catch Rachel!” MSNBC is practically the only channel we watch on cable. Granted we have the lowest tier of channel options, but it […]

I Want To Thank Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum internship

I’ve been waiting for this day with great anticipation. Rick Santorum’s entrance into the 2016 GOP Presidential Race comes just in time to commemorate the 25th anniversary of my internship. So not only do I get to trot out this photo (again) BUT I also can totally justify listing that internship from 1991 on my […]

Don’t Make Me Wear a Rick Santorum Sweater Vest!

You may have noticed that I’m trying to win a scholarship to Netroots Nation? If I am selected, this will cover a significant part of my expenses to travel to this 3 day conference plus the 1 day LGBTQ by-invitation-only preconference. I played the “I used to intern for Rick Santorum” card the other day […]

Rick Santorum. The Big Sigh.

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

OMG. I can’t believe Rick Santorum is still relevant … I mean LEADING candidate at this point. What is wrong with America? The man lost his Senate seat by 18 points. I”m not even sure how to say this. He’s nuts. He’s absolutely beyond the normal crazy and I know crazy. His views are based […]