Thursday, October 19, 2006


at finding something great for the blog is at war in my heart with absolute horror. Check it out (the story's by Alison Hawkes for the Herald-Standard):

Embattled U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said America has avoided a second terrorist attack for five years because the "Eye of Mordor" has instead been drawn to Iraq.

Santorum used the analogy from one of his favorite books, J.R.R. Tolkien's 1950s fantasy classic, "Lord of the Rings," to put an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq into terms any school kid could easily understand.

"As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else," Santorum said, describing the tool the evil Lord Sauron used in search of the magical ring that would consolidate his power over Middle-earth.

"It's being drawn to Iraq and it's not being drawn to the U.S.," he continued. "You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the Eye to come back here to the United States."

The 12-year Republican senator from Pennsylvania said he's "a big Lord of the Rings fan." He's read the first of the series, "The Hobbit" to his children (he has six).

(Thanks to A. for the link.)


  1. And in that analogy Gollem would be..?

  2. wow. the eye of mordor. what's wrong with these people??

  3. I think Santorum might have enjoyed The Rings a bit too much. BTW, congrats on being named the Voice's best lit blogger.