Dan Savage on “It Gets Better” and Surging Santorum

The sex columnist talks about his campaign to help gay kids—and why the GOP primary results are freaking him out.

—By Jialu Chen

| Mon Feb. 20, 2012 2:14 PM PST
Dan Savage, right, with his husband, Terry MillerDan Savage, right, with his husband, Terry Miller Kelly O/Plume Books
Internet memes come and go, but journalist Dan Savage wants the “It Gets Better Project“—his viral video campaign to reassure distraught gay and lesbian young people—to stick around forever. To help it along, he’s expanded the enterprise with a recent book, It Gets Better, which includes contributions from David Sedaris and Michael Cunningham.Tonight on MTV (11 p.m. everywhere), he and his husband, Terry Miller, narrate an hourlong special of the same name. And starting March 27, Savage—who edits the Seattle weekly newspaper The Stranger and pens the popular syndicated sex column “Savage Love”—will host a new weekly MTV series called Savage U, wherein he dispenses advice on the topic to university students all over America. Savage also famously turned Rick Santorum‘s last name into a sexual neologism/Google bomb after Santorum compared gay sex to “man on dog” sex. I got Savage on the line to chat about his efforts to make life better for gay kids—and how he’s feeling about Santorum‘s recent surge in the GOP primaries. MORE

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Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) Appears on “Morning Joe” – WYSIWYG

Chris Christie in his role as bulldog for candidate Willard Mitt Romney

Mika had her “boyfriend” on again.   The interview started off with “softballs.”  Christie skillfully defended his endorsement of Mitt Romney.   Harold Ford (D-NY) and Joe Scarborough asked Christie if he really believed Mitt could beat Barack Obama.  This time the governor was not as passionate and defensive as his last appearance of the show.  Christie told Harold Ford, “I will not give you off the cuff answers.”  I was surprised that Christie feels that his standing on issues should be compared to a mere governor’s stand. We were reminded that President Obama will not say, “I support gay marriage.”  Christie said he has convinced each Republicanin the legislature to vote to put the same-sex

Johnathan Capehart, of The Washington Post

marriage issue on the next ballot. When Jonathan Capehart pressed Christie on a gay issue involving the President, the Governor said, “I used to be a prosecutor and I will not be  cross-examined by you. (I believe Jonathan is gay. I could be wrong.)  Christie is a plus size man with very thin skin! The interview ended with Chris Christie unable to restrain himself from being the easily pissed off braggart when Joe asked him an inconsequential human interest question to close the segment.  Christie felt the host was minimizing his statements. The interview was as per usual with Governor Christie.  He is not ready for the prime time of working in the Whitehouse in the number 1 or number 2 position.

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