POLITICS
12/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Santorum In Iowa: "I'm Here!"

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was in Iowa Thursday morning arguing for his role in the future of the Republican party. What has Santorum been up to since failing to win reelection in 2006? Well, googling himself, for one thing. From an interview with Radio Iowa's Kay Henderson:

"I have to tell you I was surprised by the response, just invitations...If you googled 'Santorum in Iowa' before I did that Politico interview, there were 350 items would come up, entries that would come up on the search. I googled it this morning. You know how many came up? Guess....1,360,000 entries! That surprised me, you know, when I see that and when I saw the reaction out there. It's a little, it makes you step back and think when I actually wasn't thinking about it.

"You say I should have been thinking about this long ago. Well, I wasn't. Am I thinking about it seriously now? Well, I'm here.

This anecdote is especially interesting given the first thing that comes up when you google Santorum.