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Don Imus Rips Into Rick Santorum, Calls Him ‘A Wretched Individual’

Don Imus lit in to GOP frontrunner Rick Santorum during his Fox Business Network broadcast today, saying he has first-hand knowledge of how bad a person Santorum is thanks to his wife’s experience working on an anti-autism bill with him while Santorum was a Pennsylvania Senator.

After playing a pre-recorded clip of Mitt Romney and telling it to “shut up,” Imus said that someone should rope off the GOP candidates, “and charge admission to let kids come in and pet them.”

Imus then said that President Obama — who he doesn’t intend to vote for, either — wasn’t necessarily doing a good job, he was just lucky. Which led him to Santorum.

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“Rick Santorum is just one of the phoniest… ugh… just a wretched individual!” Imus said. “I know that first hand, from when Dierdre worked on him with that Combating Autism bill. Everybody’s expendable. [They’ll] say and do anything.”

Imus didn’t expand on what happened between his wife and Santorum, but the website SantorumExposed.com has an Imus clip from 2006, where Imus’ wife, Deirdre, says that Santorum’s communications director wanted her to write an op-ed piece in a Pennsylvania newspaper, praising the work Santorum did on the Combating Autism Act.

Watch a clip of Imus going off on Santorum below, courtesy of FBN:

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