Friday, May 20, 2011


An artistic representation of the state of the Gingrich campaign...he's not the birds, he's not the people, he's not the inanimate objects, he's the film-maker.

Yesterday Newt Gingrich called his campaign a once-in-a-century kind of event. I suppose that's true, if you think of it like the Tanguska Event or Krakatoa.

But if a campaign like his comes along once a century, how come he is on the same monthly "Apologize to Rush Limbaugh like you Bogarted his Hillbilly Heroin Tour", every other Republican with a moment of sanity has to partake in?
[Regarding Paul Ryan's Medicare Replacement Plan] "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate."

Oh really?
"I have an enormous personal ambition. I want to shift the entire planet"
- Newt Gingrich

I guess he really does think he's one of those once-in-a-century events.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Montag said...

Umm, I think that was a garbled quote. What Newticles actually said was, "I am an enormous asshole, personally, and I want to prove it. I want to shit an entire planet."

StonyPillow said...

“Yes, Newtie, the earth moved for me. You shifted the entire planet. Go back home to Callista and let me get some sleep now.”

pansypoo said...

japan tsunami?

Anonymous said...

You misspelled "shaft".

Anonymous said...

I think of it more in terms of the great influenza epidemic of 1918.