Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, after reading Mitt Romney's statement that he and his wife "are proud to call Newt and Callista [Gingrich] friends and… look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead"…
"Politics is weird. And creepy. And now, I know, lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality."
As humorous as that statement is on its own (especially coming from behind a Fox News desk), it's nothing compared to Smith's face upon saying it.
Tags: Ann Romney, Callista Gingrich, Fox News, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Shepard Smith
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As Mitt Romney gears up for the general election, he's bulking up his staff. One of his new hires is Richard Grenell, the Bush administration's spokesperson at the UN. While his new position is, ostensibly, "foreign affairs spokesperson," his Twitter feed tells a different story.
Grenell's main area expertise appears not to be international relations, but good ol' fashioned insult comedy…
Since the start of the year, Grenell has mocked the Gingriches over Newt's extramarital affairs, Callista's appearance and her demeanor on the campaign trail. Most recently, he cracked on March 13: "do you think callista's hair snaps on?"
His tweets on the Gingrich marriage(s) go back at least to January, when he tweeted during a Jan. 26 debate: "let’s have Newt rate all his wives…." And later in the same debate: "Newt: My 1st Lady knows what it's like to be 2nd and 3rd…." And then later: "Newt compliments all the wives proving he can’t pick just one 1st lady."
And his attacks weren't just limited to the Gingriches. Here are a few more (sexist) gems…
Forced to watch #msnbc on gym tv. The Rachel Maddow commercials can't possibly attract any viewers, aside from Bieber fans #DeadRinger
Hillary is starting to look liek Madeline Albright
if only air-brushing was permanent @viewofadam MT Jessica Simpson naked & pregnant requires too many words to write: bit.ly/zefpho
Republican PR guys — they're just like us! They insult Callista's hair! They call Jessica Simpson fat! They think Justin Bieber looks like a lesbian!
And, to be fair, making fun of the Gingriches is pretty much a national pastime at this point. With Grenell on staff, Mitt Romney won't have to wait for the White House Correspondents Dinner to get roasted. A lot of his tweets are actually pretty funny. Almost as funny as Newt Gingrich thinking he can still be president.
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Tags: Callista Gingrich, Comedians, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans, Richard Grenell, Science & Technology, Twitter
The only thing keeping Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign alive at this point, apart from evil cartoon billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is the hope that he can capture the elusive Southern evangelical vote.
But that might prove more difficult for Newt now that he's basically endorsed gay marriage. Whoops…
With same-sex marriage laws passing in Maryland and Washington state and New Jersey headed for a fall referendum on the issue, Newt Gingrich said at the Washington state capitol this morning that he's basically comfortable with states enacting gay marriage laws by popular vote…
"I think at least they're doing it the right way, which is going through voters, giving them a chance to vote and not having a handful of judges arbitrarily impose their will. I don't agree with it, I would vote no if it were on a referendum where I was but at least they're doing it the right way."
Failed candidate Rick Perry made the same mistake last summer when he accidentally told the truth and said New York's gay marriage vote was "fine with [him]." You see, conservatives are all for states' rights, as long as you don't give any of those rights to gays.
Of course, Newt's statement in support of gay marriage referenda doesn't mean he actually approves of the LGBT community. He just really, really likes marriage. Straight marriage, gay marriage, short marriage, long marriage, creepy marriage to a much younger mistress—he loves it all. Especially if a giant cake is involved.
For Newt, "marriage equality" isn't about giving gay men and women an equal opportunity to experience the joys of matrimony. It means giving himself the opportunity to marry as many women as he wants.
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Tags: Callista Gingrich, LGBT, Marriage, Marriage Equality, Maryland, Newt Gingrich, Primaries
If there's one thing Newt Gingrich is good at — apart from saying "fundamentally" — it's fundamentally misunderstanding his own popularity. First, he thought he could go from disgraced ex-House Speaker and occasional cable talking head to leader of the free world.
And now he's trying to appeal to social conservatives by trotting out the woman who broke up his second marriage…
Callista Gingrich is set to introduce her husband Newt Gingrich at CPAC… It would be one of the rare times that Callista has had a public presence on the campaign trail, and it comes at an event that will be filled with conservatives for whom social issues are key.
The speech she's supposed to give is intended to be light-hearted and descriptive about the man she's married to, the source told POLITICO. Her decision to introduce her husband is intended as the first step in what will be a broader rollout of Callista going forward.
This is clearly an attempt to soften the candidate's image. But based on Newt's physical appearance, he's already soft enough.
Fortunately for Callista, while being used as a political prop may prove unpleasant, it can't possibly be more unpleasant than simply being married to Newt Gingrich.
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Tags: Callista Gingrich, CPAC, Marriage, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans