Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Quote of the Day

"It's not the infidelity. It's the arrogance, hypocrisy, and -- most horrifying to women voters -- the cruelty. Anyone can dump one sick wife. Gingrich dumped two."

-- David Frum on the cynical absurdity of Newt Gingrich piously ringing the bell for "family values"

The Frum column, by the way, references a 2010 interview with Marianne Gingrich in Esquire in which she claims to have pressed her husband on his hypocrisy -- his ability to give a speech on compassion and values then, a couple of days later, tell his wife who had just been diagnosed with MS that he was leaving her for someone else. His response, according to the former Mrs. Gingrich?

"It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”

My memory escapes me -- have we ever had a "President Douche" before?


Thomas B said...

Not to mention the fact that we should never, ever consider a man for president who uses car euphemisms to describe women.

WTF does "Jaguar" and "Chevrolet" mean, anyway? I think he had them reversed.

"Honey," he should have said, "you're a Chevrolet. I'm, like, a big powerful man and I need a Jaguar. Mind if I drive the Jag for a while and keep you in the garage where you belong?"

nancym said...

I have hated this man for so long I can't even remember what he said to first piss me off. Remember when he wanted to take children of welfare families away and put them in orphanages? Newt has always been an insufferable dickweed.

Thomas B said...

I suppose that's the thing that will ultimately keep Newt from running for President.

He's said a lot of terrible, terrible things. Mix his phrases up, put them on a two minute commercial, air it far and wide, and his chances of even making it to a ballot are diminished.

I don't think he's going to run.

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