"Gingrich was right that Exon’s bill was extremely broad. As Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) pointed out in a particularly inspired floor speech, the law could even have criminalized the online distribution of Gingrich’s first novel, 1945, in which a “pouting sex kitten”—who is also a Nazi—seduces a White House aide in order to extract classified information."
“I don’t know how you would do this, but if you could take Herman Cain and mate him up with Newt Gingrich, I think you would have a couple of really interesting guys to work with.” —Rick Perry, last night.
Yesterday Newt Gingrich bard spokesman Rick Tyler composed a stirring epic poem about the ex-Speaker’s disastrous first week as a presidential candidate. It included the sentence “a lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught.”
"The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness.They fired timidly at first, then the sheep not wanting to be dropped from the establishment’s cocktail party invite list unloaded their entire clip, firing without taking aim their distortions and falsehoods. Now they are left exposed by their bylines and handles."
— So sayeth Rick Tyler, Newt Gingrich’s communications director, and an actual 15th-century knight. For an alternative take on Newt’s disastrous campaign roll-out, read MoJo’s Tim Murphy (warning: epic poetry not included).