This Republican presidential primary campaign has been a wonderful, circus-like event that keeps delivering. Rick Santorum, who is one of the only Clown Car occupants to miss a brief bit of the spotlight at the top of the polls, is so desperate to remain relevant (after all, he has the corner on the anti-Muslim, anti-gay schtick at the debates) that he is asking political sage Sarah Palin (!) to help him out. I sh*t you not. (Raw Story):

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that he appreciated any help failed Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin can give his struggling campaign.

Speaking on Fox News earlier this month, Palin applauded Santorum’s “ideological consistency.”

“I reached out to her just to thank her for her kind comments and said I appreciate any help that she could give us,” Santorum told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sunday.

“She was very kind in responding and she’s gonna make her decision as to when she’s gonna endorse or if she’s going to endorse, but I did not reach out to her before she made the kind comments about me,” he added.