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Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Politics | 10 comments

Thanks Newt, Ya Can’t Make This Stuff Up

By now, all the political junkies who travel here know about Newt Gingrich’s comments on Meet the Press last Sunday. He suggested that citizens should be required to post bonds for health care costs and went on to call Paul Ryan’s Medicare voucher plan “right wing social engineering.”

Since then he’s been running away from those statements as fast as his mouth can carry him. But, in a Fox News interview he managed the ultimate in distancing himself from what he told David Gregory when he said,

“Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood.”

Watch the video . And I used to think Joe Biden was a walking joke.

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  • JSpencer

    Lord have mercy! He’s barely out of the gate and is struggling to extract his foot from his mouth already! So much for the intellectual of the political right.

  • dduck

    Newt needs to learn the art of platitudes, obfuscation, distraction/misdirection and other talents the “true” politician must possess. Greasing ones foot for easier extraction is not enough.
    Newt may still be too much of a history professor, and we all know history is changeable.

  • DLS

    So is he reversing another position? [shrug] Does he realize that he’s not a super-celebrity any longer and that people are aware of his reversals and suspecting he’s just saying what people currently want to hear?

  • roro80

    I think his statement is pretty valid, considering just about everything out of his mouth is wrong. “Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood”…said on Sunday, Monday, any time last year, throughout the majority of the 90s…you know, just generally false.

  • slamfu

    Lol seriously? Did he just say anyone who quotes him is lying? That is awesome.

  • StockBoyLA

    I guess anyone quoting him saying that any quotes are lies would be lying.

  • Deefburger

    That’s the problem with having more politic than principal, everything changes faster than the politics can keep up with. Principal on the other hand stands strong in the face of change.

  • DaGoat

    So he’s accusing himself of misquoting. Yeah that’ll play well.

  • DLS

    If Gingrich keeps up the gross stupidity, he may undercut his DVD market.

  • JSpencer

    Good point about principle vs politics. That’s the beauty of the truth; when you employ it you don’t have to worry about keeping track of your “story”.

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