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Glee cast gets political with Rick Santorum tweets

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Glee cast not a fan of Santorum

Glee stars Naya Rivera and Kevin McHale think Rick Santorum is an ignorant idiot. Dave Mustaine disagrees with their assessment. What does he think about the GOP presidential candidate?

Naya Rivera and Kevin McHale speak out against Rick Santorum

We tune into Glee to escape from the constant coverage of politics on television. However, that hasn't stopped stars Naya Rivera and Kevin McHale from weighing in on the 2012 presidential election on Twitter.

"And now a political tweet: Rick Santorum is the most disgusting person I've ever seen in my life. Who is this clown?!" Rivera tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. "And why are Americans letting him open his ignorant mouth? #embarrassing."

Co-star McHale tried his best to explain it to his co-star.

"He's the craziest most ignorant a-hole I've ever heard of," the actor replied.

Now we don't really expect anyone to be swayed by their opinions — maybe because we can't read the tweets without thinking their Glee characters are saying them.

However, another well-known musician is speaking out for Santorum.

"I'm just hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican," Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine told MusicRadar.com earlier this week."I can't bear to watch what's happened to our great country. Everybody's got their head in the sand. Everybody in the industry is like, 'Oh, Obama's doing such a great job…' I don't think so. Not from what I see."

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"Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable."

Mustaine hasn't always supported the GOP. The heavy metal singer appeared at the 1992 Democratic National Convention and wrote a song against George H.W. Bush. Now, he's changed his tune, even if he hasn't expressly endorsed Santorum.

"Contrary to how some people have interpreted my words, I have not endorsed any presidential candidate," he said in a statement.

"What I did say was that I hope to see a Republican in the White House. I've seen good qualities in all the candidates but by no means have [I] made my choice yet. I respect the fact that Santorum took time off from his campaign to be with his sick daughter, but I never used the word 'endorse.'"

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Who do you agree with: The Glee kids or Dave Mustaine?

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