Santorum asks Google to clean up search results for his name
September 21st, 2011
04:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum asks Google to clean up search results for his name

(CNN) - Former U.S. Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a well-known Google problem.

For the uninitiated, if you Google Santorum's name, the first result you'll probably get is not his personal website but a fake definition of "santorum," a sexual byproduct that's a bit too graphic to talk about in detail here. (Of course, you can Google him and easily find out.)

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    What's in a name? You judge a person by their actions, and frankly, Santorum is the bottom.

    September 21, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Obscurity has its downside, I guess.

    September 21, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Mr. Santorum, I suggest that you use a private company to do that for you. There are quite a number of them out there. I am sure that you would not want to put some people out of work because you want special treatment, for free.

    September 21, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  4. Me

    Fake definition? what makes the definition fake? Is it fake because you said it was fake? Or is it a fake definition because the people who have the last name Santorum doesn't like the definition of the word.
    Next they will tell us that a lemon party is nothing more than a part of lemons...it kinda is.

    September 21, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. madmadda

    Mr santoram had it coming His vitriolic attacks on the gay community were no less inflamatory than his google problem Besides google didn't create the entry it was the result of a contest by columnist Dan Savege several years ago Don't shoot the mesenger Mr santorum if you had stayed out of other peoples buisness none of this would be an issue

    September 21, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. diridi

    Does it mean tax payer "Shunting". what a nonsense. You use your company to do it....o.k, No more Government money to these elected idiots...

    September 21, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  7. Al-NY,NY

    the definition sounds about right to me.....what's the matter Rick? The truth hurts eh?

    September 21, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    The question is does it matter?

    September 21, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  9. Ben Dover

    Rick Santorum is a byproduct of something....just dont know what.

    September 21, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  10. frag

    "What's in a name? That which we call a Santorum by any other name would smell as bad".

    September 21, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  11. fatlip

    Whatever happened to the free market?!? I am SURE he wouldn't want any preferential treatment... let the market decide the listing, hypocrite!

    September 21, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  12. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    I don't think Mr. Frothy understands the interwebs.

    September 21, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |