Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Newt’s Cookie Jar

Just in case you were wondering how deeply hypocritical and just plain disgusting Newt Gingrich really is, this profile in Esquire should tell you. As Melissa noted, this quote seems to sum him up:

“There’s a large part of me that’s four years old,” he tells you. “I wake up in the morning and I know that somewhere there’s a cookie. I don’t know where it is but I know it’s mine and I have to go find it. That’s how I live my life. My life is amazingly filled with fun.”

That would explain a great deal. Four-year-olds are completely self-absorbed, think only of their own gratification, cannot see beyond two minutes from now, have the attention span of a goldfish (the real one, not the cracker), and have begun to develop ways of acting out against others who do not accommodate them in ways that can inflict great harm.

This really isn’t news. Remember the shut-down of the government in the fall of 1995? It was caused by Mr. Gingrich, then the Speaker of the House, being made to exit Air Force One from the back door after flying back from Israel for the funeral for Yitzhak Rabin. He impeached Bill Clinton during the lame-duck session of the House in 1998, after the GOP had their head handed to them in the mid-terms and before the rest of the GOP leadership forced him out of office.

Mr. Gingrich sees America as his cookie jar, and all his.