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The saga of Gingrich

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But surely they had killed Newt Gingrich off? Think again literati!

But surely they had killed him off. This is the way it always worked. A lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught. But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won’t be intimated by the political elite and are ready to take on the challenges America faces.

That’s Newt Gingrich’s press secretary on Newt’s week of very bad press. Via Daily Intel.

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We are all Kenyan anti-colonialists now

Pure gold from Newt Gingrich:

“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asks. “That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”

He’s referring to this masterpiece of refusing to use Occam’s Razor by Dinesh D’Souza, which pivots on D’Souza’s bewilderment with Obama’s behavior to make the case that he’s just fulfilling the dreams of his long-dead, absentee father.

In fact, what really seems to be the case (to those of us not afflicted with being Newt Gingrich) is that D’Souza — as a principled conservative — held some seriously insane ideas about Obama, and when the President failed to behave according to caricature, D’Souza had to search for an even nuttier explanation.

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Good solutions and bad solutions to our little mosque problem

Fantastic, here is the worst of all solutions to a non-impasse:

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) is offering state help to the developers of the proposed “Ground Zero Mosque” if they agree to move it further from the Trade Center complex.

Thank you, oh proponents of limited government. You have compelled the state to assist in the building of a mosque just so you can keep sacred a place that you will go to maybe once or twice in your lives.


While Paterson proposes a solution that will please absolutely nobody, Greg Gutfield gives us a winner suggestion that interests Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic and Stephanie Gutmann of the National Review.

He wants to open a gay bar next to the Cordoba House. Which is to say, he gets it. Concerned that our tolerance only goes one way, he’s demanding it go both ways — while Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich demand we stop being tolerant.

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Newt Gingrich is unhappy about the Prop 8 ruling

Newt has condemned yesterday’s wonderful federal court ruling. His main confusion seems to be about whether it’s constitutional for judges to over-turn voter-approved laws. (It is! That’s part of their job!)

Constitutional confusion aside, Newt seems to at least appreciate diversity of opinion. Admirably, the comments section has not been scrubbed of dissent, and here is the current highest-rated comment:

Which one of your multiple marriages was the most sacred to you?

Via Scocca

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