Martin Short Hits 'Crazy Catholic' Santorum, 'Taliban'-like Bachmann, and Other Republicans

Appearing as a guest on Monday's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC, actor and comedian Martin Short lambasted several of the GOP presidential candidates, as he called Rick Santorum a "crazy Catholic," compared Michele Bachmann to the Taliban while questioning her intelligence, and suggested that Mitt Romney has sent jobs to other countries.

He also referred back to the 2008 presidential election and labeled Sarah Palin as a running mate "who had never met a black man."

#From the Monday, June 4, The Tonight Show on NBC:

"I mean, 2008 was the most exciting. I mean, the Democrats had a, first time, a black man at the top of the ticket, and the Republicans had a vice presidential choice, a woman who had never met a black man."

"Canadians don't really like him (Romney) so much because he hasn't shipped that many jobs to our country like he has to others."

"I find it fascinating, though, for a party that seems to fear gays as much as they do, that now the Republicans have fallen head over heels for a big stiff one. ... I mean, this guy, he's white. You know, Charlie Sheen tried to snort him."

"You know, I'm Catholic - well, Hollywood Catholic. You know, we're looking for a God-type. But Rick Santorum is a crazy Catholic. Even Mel Gibson's father thinks he's nuts. Every time he won a primary, a puff of white smoke would go up. It's just insane."

"I always feel that the only difference between Michele Bachmann and the Taliban is the Taliban don't marry their beards. ... And she was not bright enough to be President, don't you agree? She thinks 'soy milk' is Spanish for 'I am milk.' This is not someone who should be, she's just not, hey, I did some writin' for this show."