Monday, May 18, 2009
Newt Gingrich went on ABC radio Friday and had a fucking conniption over Pelosi vs CIA. He flipped out to such a dramatically absurd degree, it still forces one to wonder what is actually going on here. For one, he jumped to the forefront of calling for robust Congressional investigations:
"I think she has lied to the House, and I think that the House has an absolute obligation to open an inquiry, and I hope there will be a resolution to investigate her. And I think this is a big deal. I don't think the Speaker of the House can lie to the country on national security matters," Gingrich said.We'll get to that right after we catch up on 8 years of Bush administration investigations champ. Those were the eight years when Gingrich was not calling for investigations into who might have lied by the way. Last I checked, he's not a big booster of investigating what the Bush administration might have done, so one wonders why he's so concerned about Pelosi, since whatever happened is clearly in the past now. But then he kicked the absurdity to a level that I can only barely comprehend:
He continued: "I think this is the most despicable, dishonest and vicious political effort I've seen in my lifetime."This is Newt. Gingrich. Suggesting that someone else is using the speakership for narrow, trivial and partisan purposes. To that I will submit my first "are you fucking serious?" Additionally, Newt Gingrich was born June 17, 1943. Which means that in his expert political opinion, no political effort of the past sixty six years approaches an invented controversy motivated by a desperate hope to cover up illegal torture. Not, say, anything Bush did or Iran-Contra or Watergate or the Gulf of Tonkin or the origins of the Cold War or segregation or Japanese internment or anything like that. The worst thing SUPERPLUSFOREVERANDEVERZOMG in Newt Gingrich's estimation is the dispute in which he has absolutely no knowledge of what actually happened or any credibility because he wasn't remotely involved in anything when it happened. So I ask a second time, "are you fucking serious?"...(Click for remainder.)
"She is a trivial politician, viciously using partisanship for the narrowist of purposes, and she dishonors the Congress by her behavior."