Newt Gingrich Outclowns Stephen Colbert

The Muses, said S. J. Perelman, are a tough buck, and only the most shameless can make sure the bucks never stop for them.

Take Newt Gingrich…please. Disgraced, defeated and dismally wrong on Election Night, he nonetheless pops up on the Colbert Report to flog a ghost-written tome about George Washington and trade bon mots with the host.

Among Gingrich’s gems is a denunciation of super PACs as “very destructive,” even though money from his Las Vegas buddy Sheldon Adelson won the South Carolina primary for him.

Colbert himself has Super PACs on his mind as he shuts down his own while trying to hide and keep the leftover money by shifting attention to “Ham Rove,” a canned delicacy with eyeglasses.

“During this time of mourning,” Colbert reports to the IRS, “we ask that you respect our privacy, and more importantly, the privacy of our money. It wishes to stay out of the public eye, so please don’t go trying to find it…”

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Author: ROBERT STEIN

2 Comments

  1. Good for Gingrich speaking out against SuperPACs. I don’t think it hypocritical of him just because he used them, those were the rules of the game. Just because he plays by them to stay in the game doesn’t mean he can’t seriously lobby for their change. He was actually pretty decent on the show, and I say that as someone who is VERY put off by his views on how to fix this country.

  2. Funny man Stephen. I agree with Slam..he was very agreeable and rational on the show. One thing interesting he had to say was that while admittedly he had a billionair in his corner, Mitt had 26!! Guess billions don’t buy what they used to anymore.
    Defeat is a sobering lesson for some. In the end they grow from it and learn. Newt seems to have grappled with some of these issues and realizes how the deck is stacked against the people with these super pacs. Glad to hear him say it.

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