Making Napoli the Next Santorum

March 8, 2006

Remember how sex columnist Dan Savage, in light of Rick Santorum’s “man on dog” comment, popularized the term “santorum” to mean something other than “baby-faced, born-again Christian Senator from Pennsylvania”? Thanks to his successful campaign, when you now google the word “santorum,” you get the new and improved definition.

Enter South Dakota’s absolute abortion ban, and its backer State Senator Bill Napoli. Napoli claims that most abortions are performed for “convenience.” NewsHour’s Fred De Sam Lazaro asked Napoli for a scenario that would warrant an exception. Here’s his exception situation, in all its glory:

A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life.

If the girl isn’t a virgin, well, no dice. ‘Cuz then she was just askin’ for it. SmartBitches to the rescue. They want to add “napoli” to the lexicon of slang, in honor of Dakota Bill. Help them with their google-bomb campaign.