Tuesday, April 21, 2009

History Lesson

For someone who once made a living as a history professor, Newt Gingrich sure has a short memory. The former Speaker of the House appeared on the Today show and opened a can on President Obama for shaking hands with Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.

“How do you mend relationships with somebody who hates your country? Who actively calls for the destruction of your country? And who wants to undermine you?” When [Meredith] Vieira noted U.S. talks in the past with Russia and China, Gingrich said, “We didn’t rush over, smile, and greet Russian dictators.”

Yes, we did.

Sheesh, what a dope.

HT to Jed Lewison at Daily Kos.