Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Newt’s Turn

As I noted previously, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is leading in several national polls for the GOP nomination.

While I’m very sure that the eventual nominee will be Mitt Romney, right now he must be feeling like, “What am I, chopped liver?” The poor guy has been standing on the front stoop for months with a bouquet of roses — which must be wilting by now — waiting for the GOP to come to its senses and pick him as their dream date, but they keep passing him over while they hook up with all these one-night stands like Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain.

The current flirtation with the Mr. Gingrich will probably fade, too. Not because he’s a flaming hypocrite about his moral values; everyone knows he impeached Bill Clinton for getting his horn honked while he was doing the same, and everyone knows that in 1998 the Republican House leadership — clearly showing more sanity then than they are now — unceremoniously booted him out of office.

What will finally end his brief run on top will be the realization amongst the truly desperate that even they have a limit when it comes to an insufferable pompous ass whose idea of humility is “I can’t believe how amazingly prescient you people are to have the intelligence to bask in the glow of my glorious wonderfulness.”