Why Newt Gingrich’s Campaign Might Be Entertaining

newt2To steal a line from Art Linkletter, “Newts say the darndest things.” Here are 10 remarks by the former speaker of the House of Representatives that offer insights into the mind of Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate, courtesy of BuzzFeed:

  • The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.
  • I raised so much money over the years, from so many different people that … I don’t owe anyone.
  • I love the environment, but I’m cheap on the environment.
  • I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don’t encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.
  • I’m not a natural leader.
  • The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
  • In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.
  • We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.
  • It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded Washington’s cherry blossoms are just plain overrated.
  • It’s going to be a bummer if Mars turns out to be like us.


  • Bamboo Harvester
    May 11, 2011 - 4:37 pm | Permalink

    SCOUNDREL! runs for president

  • Bamboo Harvester
    May 11, 2011 - 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think it’s constitutional for a TURD to be presidident ?

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