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Three Cheers for Gingrich

December 09th, 2011 by G.

I demand nothing for politicians except that they be entertaining. Gingrich’s plan to save on streetlighting costs by putting giant mirrors in orbit meets and exceeds my demands. Kudos. They only way this idea could be bettered is if it were made into a killer music video. I’m still voting George Washington as a write-in, but I would be remiss if I didn’t publicly acknowledge Gingrich’s efforts.

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December 09th, 2011 08:54:46
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John Mansfield
December 9, 2011

Gingrich’s George Jetson dreams do exceed the entertainment value of nearly all political blathering. One rhapsody sticks in my mind of all the amazing life extending and enhancing gizmos that the FDA is holding back, sort of the same way oil companies killed the 100 mpg carburetor. And every four years, when a cameraman at the Olympics zooms in on a beach volleyball player’s hand signals, I think of Newt extolling the game as an example of American innovation.


Vader
December 9, 2011

His Majesty: “Bread and circuses. When bread is short, emphasize the circuses.”


Bookslinger
December 9, 2011

I figured something was wrong with his politics when I spotted him in those commercials with Pelosi and Sharpton.

In regards to another of Newt’s skeletons, there is an aphorism that I believe holds true:

If a man is unfaithful to his wife, he’ll be unfaithful to his country.

Back when morality was more clearly defined, this was better understood. And was one reason why extensive background checks were done on people before they were given positions of trust in the government or military (or before being admitted to ROTC, federal military academies or Officer Training School.)

Such background checks were to see if they were trustworthy, and not solely looking for connections to foreign powers, or things for which they could be blackmailed.

In the future day when all secret and hidden works of man will be shouted from the rooftops, I’m sure many will notice strong correlations between spousal betrayal and betrayal of civic/political/fiduciary trust.

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