Newt’s been in DC way too long!

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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Sorry for all the small print, but I doubt many folks outside NY-23 knew, much less remember the details of this long gone campaign.

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Filed under Democrats, Elections, Newt Gingrich, Republicans

5 responses to “Newt’s been in DC way too long!

  1. Newt is the poster boy for what happens when someone stays in Washington too long. I remember the first time I ever heard him speak, about 25 or 30 years ago when he was a young and relatively obscure congressman from Georgia. I had never heard of him before, and I doubt very many other people had either, but he was invited to speak at a National Press Club luncheon, which was broadcast on public radio. When I heard him speak, I was swept right off my feet. This guy believed in everything I believed in — limited government, low taxes, personal responsibility, individual rights — he was terrific! Since that long-ago day, I have seen how many guys start out that way — full of youthful idealism, their heads screwed on straight, determined not to be corrupted or compromised by the lure of power — but after they’ve been in office a while, their brains eventually go soft and they end up selling out, losing their compass, whatever depressing metaphor you want to use. One more reason why we need term limits, I guess.


  2. chrissythehyphenated

    And speaking of stupid people … Kloppenburg forced the taxpayers to spent a bazillion dollars on a pointless recount. She still LOST by more than seven THOUSAND votes. Sheesh.