Patriotism: The Last Reguge of the Horndog (Newt Gingrich)

That’s been my take on it, too, although I’m starting to reconsider. I’m not sure what to make of his ‘I’m forming a committee to think about testing the waters of exploring the possibility of declaring blah blah blah.’

It’s funny, but when I read this:

I can’t help but think of this:

Maybe it won’t be as funny once I get some caffeine.

Reagan was divorced, Reagan was perfect, therefore…

… therefore Obama is imperfect.

Every time you think Newt can’t possibly get any more brazen, he does.

How can you tell?

It’s even funnier if you know that Gingrich limited himself to oral sex with one of his mistresses (according to her) so that he could claim he wasn’t having sex with her.

…you have mistaken Reagan for Jackson Roykirk.


Here’s an idea, let’s help out Newt’s current wife and work to make sure he doesn’t become president. If he cheats again, I’d just hate to think that I did anything to encourage it.

Cause everyone knows Eating Isn’t Cheating. :wink:


Jesus Christ, the thought of Newtie’s O face is going to put me off my feed for decades.

Well, that’s not quite the same. Marriages often break up because one or both parties are too focused on their careers to be good spouses.

Gingrich is blaming the affairs that broke up his marriage on his career.

Wouldn’t have worked.

Edwards has (D) after his name, which changes everything.

It probably wouldn’t have worked, but people wouldn’t have despised him any more than they already do. And he’s otherwise pretty similar to Gingrich.

Incidentally my experience is that patriotism isn’t the last refuge of a scoundel; it’s often the first refuge. So in that context I’m not sure why Newt didn’t try this bullshit much sooner.

So patriotism is the cause of his affairs?

Oh yeah, that’s way better.

Bob Dylan nailed it when he said, “Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings.”

You’re right, that is funnier.

You mean when he borrowed the phrase from Johnson?

He sounds like Dilbert answering a “What is your biggest weakness?” question by saying “I work too hard.”

I see what you did there.

Yep – it’s kind of a religious version of The Onion.