Newt Gingrich Loves America

Which his excuse for being a dick. See how he lies and cheats:


  1. #1 dean
    March 10, 2011

    What would have been the right’s response had Bill Clinton gone to Pat Robertson and said the reason for his actions was all the work he put in running the country?

    Closer to home: how would my wife (or my employer) react if she (its administrators) found out I’d been banging some of my students (I’m not, never have) and, when confronted, I said “I just love teaching so much that I got carried away and it just happened.”

    I can assure you bad things would happen to me in the second case, and I’m pretty sure the right wouldn’t buy Clinton’s excuse in the first. So, because they are always consistent, I’m sure Newt’s excuse will be met with similar disbelief and scorn.

  2. #2 HP
    March 10, 2011

    Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 2:

    Hamlet: Lady, shall I lie in your lap?

    Ophelia: No, my lord.

    Hamlet: I mean, my head upon your lap?

    Ophelia: Ay, my lord.

    Hamlet: Do you think I meant country matters?

    Vote Gingrich in 2012: Because country matters.

  3. #3 mrcreosote
    March 10, 2011


    c.f. “Newt Gingrich is a country member”
    “Yes, we remember”

  4. #4 MadScientist
    March 11, 2011

    What’s really depressing is that there are many people who are so goddamned stupid they’d happily vote for that asshole.

    OT: I blame you for the earthquake and tsunami in Japan since you mentioned boobs a few days ago.

  5. #5 bcoppola
    March 11, 2011

    #2 FTW!

    And coming from a leading light of the Party of “Personal Responsibility” don’t you love the passive voice weasling of “Things happened in my life that were not appropriate” (emphasis unnecessarily added).