Rick Santorum has gone and whipped up another frothy controversy. While campaigning in Puerto Rico ahead of the territory's Sunday primary, the Presidential hopeful showed willful misunderstanding of how this country works when he told a local paper that if Puerto Rico wants to be a U.S. state it is going to have to make English its official language first.

"If you are going to participate as a state in the United States then you need to participate in the language that people speak in the, uh, States," he said, as you can see in the above video. Is it just us or does it sometimes seem like Santorum wants to make Onion headlines come to life? "We need to work together and determine what type of relationship we want to develop," he went on to tell El Vocero. But we can only determine that if PR made English its primary language, obviously. "The motto on the, the saying on the seal, says 'E Plurbus Unum,' which is 'out of many, one' and we can't be one if we can't communicate on a daily basis." (Psst—somebody tell Santorum that's Latin!)

"Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law," Santorum continues. "And that is that English has to be the principal language. There are other states with more than one language such as Hawaii but to be a state of the United States, English has to be the principal language."

Uhm, no! Not at all. So we are all very clear there is no official language in the United States of America (though a few states in the union do have one) and there is no requirement that a territory adopt a language to become a state. A territory just needs approval from Congress. A territory *bangs head on table*.

Sadly this latest example of Santorum saying stupid shit probably won't hurt the candidate. It isn't like his other comments have.