... exit stage too far right
Our long national Book Tour is finally over. Goodbye Newt and your bloated ego .. goodbye Callista (not Flockhart) and good luck with that Tiffany monkey on your back, what with that massive $4 million debt you guys ran up executing a non-campaign campaign
Newt Gingrich finally made a rambling farewell speech .. I didn't listen to it all, but he thanked his billionaire, did a boring recap of his lifetime achievements, quoted someone who said his best days are ahead (yeah, right) .. yet he really didn't say much about supporting Mitt Romney .. other than the inspirational statement that any Republican was better than Obama.
All this is bittersweet for me .. Newt was good for giggles .. but I don't think he'll be back .. this campaign shed too much light on his pissy little ego and his batshit crazy Big Ideas .. hiring poor kids as janitors, colonies on the Moon ...
Pulling the curtain back on the Great and Powerful Newt of Oz to reveal a bumbling little con man is kind of satisfying .. though it might put a crimp in his highly profitable direct mail grift. But then, the people who were laying down $20 for his CDs about scary Muslims aren’t the brightest bulbs in the chandelier .. so they may not have noticed.
Can too much schadenfreude kill you?