As my colleague and ally Jess reported recently, Rick Santorum may be the next George Washington. (It seems especially likely if you don't know much about George Washington.) Which got me wondering, what are some other historical counterparts to our modern political leaders?
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Well, it looks like Newt Gingrich no longer has a monopoly on absurd historical comparisons. Newt may be the magical offspring of Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill and an albino lion, but Rick Santorum is the next reincarnation of George Washington…
In the latest bio spot running statewide on TV in Michigan, pictures of Santorum and stirring music plays beneath silent quotes from conservative leaders and media clips praising the former Pennsylvania senator. The second quote on the list stands out the most.
"'Santorum is the next George Washington.' – Glenn Beck" the ad reads.
You can watch the whole video below …
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History, they say, is written by the winners. But then, however, it's rewritten by a bunch of dudes in discount tricorne hats and colonial soldier costumes.
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* Rick Santorum gets another kind of "Rick Roll'd."
* Creatively defaced money, from Happy Place.
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