COMEDY

Patton Oswalt Calls Bachmann 'Mean Girl,' Blasts Santorum's Homophobia On Olbermann (VIDEO)

12/07/2011 09:37 am ET

Patton Oswalt went on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" Tuesday night to promote his new movie "Young Adult," and while there, tried to wrap his head around Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum's baffling attitudes toward gays.

First, he tackled the recent viral video of Bachmann being confronted by a child, who told the Republican presidential contender "my mommy's gay but she doesn't need fixing" at a book signing. Oswalt pointed out that although many believe the kid was coerced by the mother to say that, Bachmann entirely missed the point of the exchange by glaring at the mother instead of responding.

"What if he was coached by the mom? It's still a completely valid point, and why didn't she answer it? ... Why would anyone roll their eyes at a little kid? That's the creepiest 'mean girl,' bully behavior you could possibly do."

Next, Oswalt went after Rick Santorum, who has made "traditional marriage" a key campaign issue. Particularly, Oswalt finds it odd that Santorum uses the Bible as an excuse to legitimize his crusade against gay rights.

"It's almost like he's saying, 'I would love to be tolerant of gays, but it's that darn book! Every morning I wake up and am like, let me get out there and get at those gays and be tolerant! Oh, Jesus! Romans 1:27, you got me again!"

He finishes by speculating on Santorum's obsession with gay sex, which he believes is "all he talks about," to the point where being really into "family values" may be a new subtle lifestyle signifier.

Oswalt's film "Young Adult," starring Charlize Theron and directed by Jason Reitman, opens nationwide this Friday.

WATCH:

Suggest a correction
291 Comments

CONVERSATIONS