Brave Newt World

Look, we know we’re tempting Fate here, that Donald Trump’s election may be the spark that launches our planet into Your Favorite Cinematic Dystopian Hellscape, that the only acceptable attitudes among Responsible Adults are scorn and dismay…

But: We can’t help it. The merest rumor that Trump might choose Newt Gingrich for veep fills us with the kind of joy that’s only attainable by driving a convertible at full speed off a scenic cliff, and freezing the frame before the part that ruins the moment.

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[@newtgingrich, via @theharryshearer]

Newt announces new Florida Faith Leaders Coalition: “Three Florida pastors listed as members of the coalition tell me that they knew nothing about it, had not been contacted by the campaign, and had never agreed to serve in that capacity.” [Religion Dispatches, via @daveweigel]

Newt at Florida’s “Space Coast”: “By the end of my second term we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American.” [TPM]

“Newt Gingrich says he won’t ‘allow’ the moderators of future GOP presidential debates to keep the crowd out of it.” [The Hill] You’re welcome!

“The ex-Mrs. Gingrich said Newt sought an ‘open marriage’ arrangement so he could have a mistress and a wife. She said when Gingrich admitted to a six-year affair with a Congressional aide, he asked her if she would share him with the other woman, Callista, who is now married to Gingrich.” [ABC]

Newt’s Totally Uncoordinated SuperPAC fantasizes about an Obama-Romney debate, and hands Demrats a line they should totally steal this fall. We look forward to an Obama-Gingrich animated sequel, where Newt melts America’s heart with his Olympian condescension.

[via Political Wire]