Because You Demanded It: Shirtless Rick Santorum

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March 16 2012 4:43 PM

Because You Demanded It: Shirtless Rick Santorum

Joe My God scoops it. The Santorum campaign does not deny it. When I asked about the veracity of the photo -- taken, says Joe, by a passenger on an "Atlantis all-gay cruise" in Puerto Rico -- spokesman J. Hogan Gidley gave me one word.

"Hilarious."

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I was cautious, because a previous, viral (ach, that word) photo of a "shirtless Newt Gingrich" turned out to be bogus.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.