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Santorum Discusses His ‘Google Problem’

Years ago, Rick Santorum became a target of an early Google bomb. Today, as he weighs a presidential run, it’s coming back to haunt him. Because of Santorum’s anti-gay rights agenda while serving as a senator from Pennsylvania, gay columnist Dan Savage announced a contest to use Santorum’s name as a nasty sexual neologism, which has now become the top search result for anyone who googles the name. That could be a problem as voters start to search for info on the contender. Santorum says he’s upset about what he characterizes as “incivility,” but has found there’s little he can do to bury the result.

February 16, 2011 12:50 PM