We are in dire straits indeed if the best Republican candidates in the country are the deranged, egomaniacs currently on parade. Obama must wake in the middle of the night overcome by uncontrollable spasms of laughter.
Politics as a Confederacy of Dunces. “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” -Jonathan Swift. I’m not sure who is the genius in this instance, I used to hope is was our President, but maybe the true genius, for our purposes, is Everyman.
For a little while, I forgot about Newt Gingrich’s penchant for extramarital sex, driven by his love of country. His heart, not accompanied by the other bits of him, is at least in the right place. Passion for the country has created a serial spouse. Not only is Newt a virile, passionate, hunka-hunka burnin’ loooove but he is also a magnet for money. According to an informal poll, conducted outside Tiffany’s, the majority of women wouldn’t give it up for Naughty Newtie for any amount of money.
It appears that Newt earned $300k for his services as a historical consultant http://www.npr.org/2011/11/15/142349076/why-did-freddie-mac-pay-newt-gingrich-300-000. I am amused by the irony of the amount he was paid. Oddly, it equals the amount he was fined when he was Speaker http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/govt/leadership/stories/011897.htm. Could this be case of karma contradiction?
Newt may be cute but he is sorely lacking in character.