GOP, Gingrich, Perry Team Up to Put Satirists Out of Work
You would think this would be a big day for Rick Santorum. This morning the Iowa GOP announced that, as it turns out, Rick Santorum beat Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses by 34 votes. And that the votes of eight precincts have gone missing, but … oh, well. Santorum’s never even sat on a couch with a woman not his wife! But the swinging Gingrich gets all the attention.
ABC News released a 32-second segment of Brian Ross’s interview with Marianne Gingrich, in which she divulges that Newt asked her for an “open marriage” in 1999, while having an affair with Callista. (The full interview will air tonight.) Moments later, Rick Perry stood in front of the press corps in South Carolina, announced he was dropping out, and endorsed Gingrich.
In its story on the Gingrich marriage, the Washington Post adds the delicious tidbit that the day after asking Marianne for a divorce, Newt gave a speech to Republican activists on “The Demise of American Culture.”
Shortly after Perry’s announcement Gingrich asked Perry to head up a “10th Amendment Enforcement Project” because, oh, well, never mind. That’s just a sideshow in the theater of the absurd.
How many more times will voters have to endure a Gingrich lecture on how secularists ruining America, or that gay marriage is a “temporary aberration” that “just fundamentally goes against everything we know?” Last week the Gingrich campaign touted the endorsements of his National Faith Coalition team, a quorum of anti-gay agitators whose endorsements of Gingrich now seem indistinguishable from an article in the Onion.