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Santorum staffer: Woman can't be elected president

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In the daily round of emails and Facebook posting comes this news about a Rick Santorum Iowa staffer's opinion that children would be harmed if a woman became president, referring to Michele Bachmann's former GOP bid.

Although Rev. Jamie Johnson, a pastor and the email's author, claims the statement in an email to one person was taken out of context, his view is upsetting people the blogosphere. And he is not backing down.

The email at the heart of the controversy reads in part: "Is it Gods highest desire, that is, His biblically expressed will ... to have a woman rule the institutions of the Family, the Church, and the State?"

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