Son Of Frothy Mix Busted For DUI

CNN reports:

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s son was arrested and charged last month with driving while intoxicated after registering an initial blood-alcohol level almost twice the legal limit. Richard John Santorum, Jr., known as John, was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in suburban Virginia at about midnight on July 11, according to court papers. “Upon contact, I detected the odor of alcoholic beverages and the accused had glassy eyes and slurred speech,” a police officer wrote in Santorum’s criminal complaint. During his field sobriety tests, the 22-year-old Citadel cadet “showed specific signs of impairment,” according to the complaint.

The Santorum campaign has declined to comment.

  • John

    I had no idea that one could be arrested for driving under the influence of Santorum. Good going, lawmakers!

  • Dan

    Jenna Bush called. She said, “Amateur.”

    At least I think that’s what she said. It sounded like Ant Eater but in her defense she had started pre-gaming her day drinking very early.

    • People4Humanity

      The GOP debate is tonight, after all.

      • barracks9

        This is what the son gets for trying to help dear old dad prepare for the debate AND play debate bingo at the same time!

    • Gerry Fisher

      This cracked me up.

      • Dan

        Thank you! I’m here all week. Please try the veal!

  • AtticusP

    Hell, if I were Frothy Jr., I’d drink too!

    • joeyj1220

      Not to mention having to hang with daddy’s friends

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        He’s kind of cute in that dumb as a post, probably has a tiny dick kind of look. Total jar head– kind of like his baby sister that way.

        • Doug105
          • Wow, that apple did not fall far from the tree did it?

          • bzrd

            Did you mean “apple jack?”

          • Polly Esther

            Jesus Fuckin’ Christ but polyester makes EVERYONE look pudgy.

            “Are those polyester briefs you’re wearing or are you happy to see me?”

          • People4Humanity

            Is it just me, or does anyone else’s Gaydar ping wildly on this scion?

          • Homo Erectus

            Both of them make my gaydar ping.

        • leo77

          The Citadel? So the son of a former senator couldn’t get into one of the official academies?

          • Stupid Is

            Homeschooling: The Dumbing Down of a Nation

      • People4Humanity

        Is anyone else getting an MC Escher vibe from this pic?

    • Dramphooey

      Drink up, Santorums!

      • TheyDon’tKnow’BoutTheBottom

        “The foam is on the bottom.”

        • Dramphooey

          Yes, it’s just too perfect. This is an old Pittsburgh joke. Santorum being from western Pennsylvania–to our shame–it is just a perfect fit.

        • People4Humanity

          Santorum is foaming out.

    • stuckinthewoods

      This is his far less frothy son, Thick Santorum.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    I think he’s doing well just to get the one DWI. If Rick Santorum were my father, I’d probably stay drunk.

    • rextrek1

      with 3 boys – the chances of at least 1 being GAY is HIGH……imagine being a gay son of Santorum….talk about driving them to drink and suicide

    • David Walker

      Maybe he and “Judge” Moore’s son should start a support group…or at become drinking buddies.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Great Idea . We need a name for the group. Children of the Asshats? Escape from the bad gene pool? One that actually flew off the cuckoo nest?

  • Mister Don

    Driving while having asshole-spew for a father

  • FloBear

    Family values.

  • joeyj1220

    He is a cadet at the Citadel? Will he be expelled? He has clearly broken their code of conduct. Or is Daddy going to get him out of this?

    • SockMikey

      They’ll discuss it over a few beers… 🙂

  • SockMikey

    Like father like son?

    Rick Santorum drinking beer (lots of pics)
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/rick-santorum-drinking-beer#.eg9RjLrjXb

    ——-> 🍺

    Rick Santorum’s College Daze

    Everybody called him “Rooster.” And Rooster liked to chug.

    Christine Grasso remembered how Santorum taught her the not-so-subtle nuances of chugging during her freshman year, when she was a “Little Sister” at the fraternity house. “Honest to God, he taught me how to chug a beer,” Grasso said. “Back then, you used to chug beer and, you know, challenge each other … He was amazing. He could chug a beer in like one gulp.”

    Rooster could beat everyone at beer-chugging, Grasso said. She explained the Rooster technique: “You just open your throat.”

    • Sk3ptic

      “You just open your throat.”
      HAHAHAHA! More insight into his suspiciously over-the-top homophobia.

      • People4Humanity

        You beat me to it. DAMMIT!

    • skeptical_inquirer

      If I was Santorum, I too would drink to excess.

    • BobSF_94117

      It’s more than slightly annoying to find out that he has less of a gag reflex than I do, when I could really use that ability for something better than chugging beer.

  • Reality.Bites

    Now I bet Fox is sorry they kept Santorum out of the debate.

  • Lakeview Bob

    None of this matters. The frothy mix has a negative possibility of ever being president. But he is fun to mock!

    I hope Dan Savage is enjoying his part in ruining Santorum’s aspirations. I know I would.

  • Reality.Bites

    They were originally going to also charge him for driving with an open bottle in the car, but it turned out to be his baby sister.

  • delk

    Good thing he’s relegated to the children’s table tonight and not on the main stage.

  • Gustav2

    This would not have happened if the former Senator had stayed home like a good Roman Catholic male parent should. Every child deserves a father, not an absentee one.

    • lymis

      NOBODY deserves Rick Santorum.

  • gaymex

    I’m glad that no one was hurt, but other than that–who cares? He’s a kid who has spent his whole life in a psychological prison. Who wouldn’t drink?

    • Chucktech

      All snark aside, suppose the kid IS gay, and growing up with THAT christianist, fag hating pig?? It’s hardly out of the realm of consideration…

      • gaymex

        I feel sorry for him even as a straight kid…but as a gay kid, that would truly be hell. If he was gay, I think he would have already been tossed out or he would have run screaming into the night.

      • Homo Erectus

        God gives gay kids to straight christians.

  • Richard Rush

    When people like Santorum are obsessed with the destructive effects of living while gay, I can understand how driving while intoxicated would seem trivial.

    • Chucktech

      Really. God will forgive the drunk thing. The homo thing? Not so much…

  • LottaGoo

    Our family asks for privacy…blah blah blah…thoughts and prayers…blah blah blah…Benghazi…blahsy blah blah blah. God bless…

    • zhera

      Jesus forgives!

      • Bluto

        Only the right kind of people.

      • McSwagg

        Nope. He’s Catholic. He needs a priest for that.

        • GreatLakeSailor

          The Catholic Jeebus requires an intermediary…how convenient.

          • Chucktech

            …who sit’s on the other side of the confessional and masturbates over all kinds of lurid crap penitents blurt out.

  • Rex

    Dick Santorum Jr. How embarrassing.

    • Chucktech

      “No, no, NO, dammit, it’s ‘John!’ My name is JOHN, godammit!”

    • Homo Erectus

      I’ve ruined a lot of sheets that way……………..

  • DaddyRay

    Well this will give Frothy the opportunity to pull out of the race saying he needs to focus on family matters

    • Dr. Forceps

      As if that little failed abortion ‘Bella’ weren’t enough?

  • Necessitas

    Way to parent Rick! Maybe your kids would have turned out better had they been raised by loving same-sex parents, studies seem to indicate that may be the case.

  • DaveW

    We are obsessed with alcohol. I always say, show me the data. I am sure deaths correlate with really drunk people, not the normal diner-outer.

    It’s a make work project for court officers etcc, justify the high cost of our petty courts.

    Not saying he is innocent, just ranting in general how hysteria has ruined the dinner out experience (we don’t have cabs n the countryside-but do have Michelin stars to pursue locally)

    I was on a case with a non drunk being harassed. It’s awful. I hate MADD.

    • Necessitas

      In 2013, 10,076 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, many more were injured. That accounted for 31% of all traffic deaths in 2013. Among those deaths, 200 were children under the age of 15. These statistics are from the CDC.

      Our involvement in the Viet Nam war was 19 years and 180 days, during that time 58,220 U.S. soldiers were killed in action. That’s about 3,015 per year. So, every year alcohol impaired driving is 3 times more deadly than being involved in a nasty, bloody war.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      Back in the 90’s a friend had a DAMM* tee shirt.
      *Drunks Against MADD Mothers

      My beef with MADD is not that they’re against impaired driving – that’s a good thing – it’s that they manipulate data to make their case…otherwise known as lying. Example: MADD has held up as “proof” that one serving of alcohol impairs driving by detailing incidents where an individual with one drink in her/him is involved in a traffic accident, then claiming the one drink was the cause. It was (is?) the same BS that DARE used (uses?) to claim one hit of cannabis will turn you into a junky.
      http://image.spreadshirtmedia.com/image-server/v1/products/111222794/views/1,width=378,height=378,appearanceId=2/D.A.M.M.-Drunks-Against-Mad-Mothers-T-Shirts.jpg

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Designated driver != rocket science.

      I’d say you’re “obsessed” if you can’t have a meal without it once in a while.

    • lymis

      “after registering an initial blood-alcohol level almost twice the legal limit.”

      That likely wasn’t just a nice glass of Chardonnay with dinner, there.

  • geoffalnutt

    It stands to reason! The family probably stays shit-faced 24/7!! It’s the only way to survive the nightmare!

  • People4Humanity

    Young people can sometimes be sO cruel.
    I wonder if his classmates ever taunt him about the family name?
    Santorum.
    duggar.

  • txscotty39

    He’s probably still trying to cope with his idiot parents bringing home his dead sister. Hell, I’d be drinking too.

  • Greg B.

    Kids always do best with their married biological mom and dad. #1m1w

    • Reality.Bites

      That’s the problem. How do we know Rick’s the bio-dad?

  • JT

    Did son of froth have a frothy moustache?

  • goofy_joe

    Honestly, I feel kinda bad for the kid. He didn’t choose his father, and I’m sure his Dad’s speeches and very public opinions differ from those of his friends and his own. Doesn’t mean he should drive drunk, but it also means we shouldn’t pile on him for his dad’s sins.

    • zhera

      Piling on him for a DUI is plenty enough. Piling on Frothy for his bigotry is extra ok when His Moral Highness fails at parenting. 😁

      • goofy_joe

        That’s the thing though, parents can be great, and their kids can still turn out messed up. Just like families where one child is an addict, no amount of good/bad parenting can avoid the decisions kids make. I’m not defending Santorum’s political views at all, just think that we shouldn’t stoop to weak attacks against him when there are so many valid things to go after him for. Going after him for his son’s decisions makes us look petty.

        • marshlc

          Being an addict doesn’t have that much to do with your upbringing, I agree; it can hit anyone. Driving drunk, though, does, IMO.

          If you’re brought up to remember that other people matter, that your actions can hurt others, that it’s wrong to take chances with someone else’s safety, you might *get* drunk but you won’t *drive* drunk.

          • goofy_joe

            You make a valid point.

          • LonelyLiberal

            Agreed. One cousin of mine is an alcoholic. He’s also a nasty alcoholic, so we don’t willingly “enjoy” his presence.

            Far’s I’m concerned, an alcoholic has every right to be smashed 24-7 if they want to.

            But that right stops abruptly when they decide to drive a car, operate other heavy machinery, or throw a punch. At that point, they deserve public condemnation.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Beauty is skin deep. Santorum is down to the bone.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Preachers’ kids are always a mess. You do the math.

      • David Walker

        There was one Back Then that I hoped that would be true for. And it was.

    • Ben in Oakland

      In the larger scheme of things, you’re right. He’s not to blame for his father.
      on the other hand, his father is to blame for him. And as such, he is a legitimate topic of conversation.

  • Mills of the Gods Grind Slowly

    Perhaps if Dad came in off the campaign trail to do some hands-on parenting, Junior would have gotten a bit better guidance about alcohol conumption? What good is a two-parent man-on-woman household if one of the parents is always off on some quixotic crusade? What is Santorum campaigning for anyway–he hasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      What is Santorum campaigning for anyway
      1) Graft
      2) Angling for some influence in a new Repug Administration (Ha! as if – Bernie is gonna mop the floor with the R’s) and (long shot) a cabinet position.

    • Homo Erectus

      He didn’t learn a thing from the Bush family.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Maybe he should chat up Bristol Palin for a date.

    • zhera

      She has a thing for men in uniforms, right?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Er… define “thing”.

      • Reality.Bites

        Men in uniforms have a thing for her too.

        It’s called a “restraining order.”

    • Reality.Bites

      He wasn’t THAT drunk!

    • JoeNCA

      Gotta be careful. It’s not like she uses birth control!

    • leo77

      She’s available, doesn’t use birth control, and already has a nice start on a big family. Should work out well.

  • Strepsi

    “Our family does not believe in alcohol. He was cum-drunk!”

    • Reality.Bites

      Starbucks strikes again!

  • Gigi

    Was it Santorum who once said that no child of his would ever “follow the homosexual lifestyle” because he raised them better than that? Or was it Tony Perkins? No matter since they all read from the same Indoctrinaton Handbook. So “good parenting” can prevent a child from having a same-sex orientation, but it can’t prevent them from becoming a fool stupid enough to drive while intoxicated and endangering their life and the lives of others? God really does work in mysterious ways.

  • zhera

    Hang on. July 11? When was it that Frothy tried to soften his statement on man/dog sex? If after July 11, I smell damage control. Too bad it failed.

  • Skokieguy

    From CNN:

    A spokesman for Rick Santorum’s campaign told CNN, “The campaign does not comment on family personal matters.”
    To bad Ricky won’t give us the same courtesy…

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Well, we’ve finally found something that will shut Ricky’s filthy, dog-felching (ALLEGED) mouth.

    • lymis

      When has his campaign EVER failed to comment on family personal matters? That’s all he ever runs on!

      Oh, HIS family. Not everyone else’s. Gotcha. So, his family deserves privacy. Mine deserves a Constitutional Amendment.

  • Gerry Fisher

    The Citadel. Ugh! Talk about indoctrination.

  • Queequeg

    Maybe Rick should spend some time with his own kids, instead of preaching to everyone else about hoe they should live their lives. Echoes of Roy Moore and his “poontang” hunting, drug taking son.

    • anne marie in philly

      RAMEN, bro!

  • anne marie in philly

    bwhahahahahahahaha! asswipe!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Close call — it was his week to carry around the fetus-in-a-jar, and he didn’t put the seatbelt on it.

    • David Walker

      You mean it doesn’t fit in the cup holder?

      • Chucktech

        Oh, no, this was a big fetus, almost to term. Feta can get quite big, you know…

        • Lumpy Gaga

          I suppose ‘Murrican cup holders have to accommodate tubs’o’soda these days.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            “No, John! Your drink is the one with the bendy straw in it!!”

      • Homo Erectus

        You’re bad.

  • Ninja0980

    No excuses for drunk driving.
    I hope he gets the book thrown at him.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Tugging his sons to sleep every night involve checking their anuses for frothy mix. It’s part of the prevention and intervention ritual in that family.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Isn’t the Citadel one of those places you get sent on court order if you’re a juvenile, minor, white, and suddenly in a lot of trouble?

    • Halloween_Jack

      No, it’s actually a fairly competitive military university. (Interestingly, although it seems closely modeled on West Point, and everyone has to be in ROTC, graduates are not obligated to serve in the military post-graduation, nor do they have the total cost of their education covered as West Point cadets do.) There’s a pretty good book by Pat Conroy titled The Lords of Discipline that describes the school in the Vietnam era.

      The closest thing that I can think of to what you’re describing is how late-teens juvenile delinquents could have a choice of enlisting in the Army rather than go to jail, although that was limited in scope and I don’t even know if it’s being done any more. Getting a DUI may not get young Santorum kicked out of the Citadel, but it might keep him from getting a commission as an officer, if that’s what he wants to do.

  • jomicur

    What impairment could he possibly have displayed that’s worse than being a Santorum?

  • Mike Solo

    And had evidence of a beer belly?

  • Ron

    Dick Santorum Jr.
    Do they call him little dick and his dad big dick at family functions?

  • 2karmanot

    “showed specific signs of impairment,” From the bowels of the beast as it were.

  • Palto

    “But dad told me God would take the wheel!”

  • Cheap Throat

    Just wait until Mark Regnerus’ sons are old enough to suck cock in public parks. “There’s a storm cloud on the horizon……”

  • Ben in Oakland

    Just remember, Little ricky;
    EVERY child deserves a mother and a father to help them grow up to be moral, law abiding human beings.

  • NZArtist

    I suppose if I was named after a mix of lube and shit I’d get drunk every night and drive away from my life as well.

  • billbear1961

    “The Santorum campaign has declined to comment.”

    You mean they didn’t post this from the HOLY BIBLE?

    “If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

    “Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

    “And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

    “And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.”–Deuteronomy 21:18-21

    Oh, that’s right–the rules are for OTHER people, the ones he hates.

    • lymis

      Please, we have no evidence that the kid doesn’t get stoned regularly.

      God knows I would if Santorum was my dad.

    • Homo Erectus

      Bill, honey – the Buy Bull has a specific message for the children of santorum:

      Proverbs 31:7 King James Version (KJV)

      7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

      😉

  • 10_39

    Not every child of politicians can be a Chelsea Clinton or an Amy Carter or a Caroline Kennedy. I take no joy in the troubles of Santorum’s son, however. Hope he gets help if he needs it.

  • Homo Erectus

    At least he didn’t Duggar his sisters.
    (Or the formaldehyde baby).

    • TampaDink

      That we’ve heard about.