Poor poor Newt Gingrich had to do something really painful. Something that almost certainly caused him a great great deal of existential angst. The kind of angst that makes aman wake up in the middle of the night and stare at his reflection in the bathroom mirror for an hour asking himself, "Who am I?"
He was forced to say that President Obama should not be impeached…
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) stressed Friday that he does not believe President Obama should be impeached in reaction to an interview he gave where impeachment of the president was discussed.
Gingrich, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, pushed back hard against the characterization of his interview with the conservative Newsmax magazine, during which he was asked if President Obama should be impeached over his decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court.
"Congress has every responsibility to demand President Obama live up to his constitutional obligations, but impeachment is clearly not an appropriate action,” Gingrich said in a statement, released after news outlets had interpreted Gingrich's statements to Newsmax as suggesting that Obama could be impeachable for not executing the law regarding DOMA.
Somebody should send that guy a bouquet of cookies or something. I'm sure he's in a bad way.
Tags: Barack Obama, Constitution, DOMA, Impeachment, LGBT, Marriage, Newt Gingrich
Lovelorn Gov. Mark Sanford — the Eva Peron of South Carolina politics* — may be reluctant to leave office since his drastic reversal of opinion on executive accountability, but his state's legislators don't seem to be feeling quite so weepy and forgiving of their head of state's various tresspasses.
In fact, they might even be willing to start tossing around The I Word* a little…
"Lawmakers, once reluctant to discuss removing Sanford, will weigh what it would take to force the Republican governor out and how the process would work."
"Sanford has been under fire since secretly leaving the country for five days in June to meet his lover and later admitting an extramarital affair with the Argentine woman. Since then, Sanford has been under fire for flying in expensive business-class seats and his use of state and private planes. All could violate state law or ethics rules."
This is exactly like Romeo & Juliet, except with less suicide-by-poison and more schadenfreude.
* His version of "Don't Cry for Me, South Carolina" always brings the state house down.
** And I'm not talking about "intercourse." Though I'm sure Gov. Sanford is.
Tags: Argentina, Corruption, Impeachment, Mark Sanford, Sex, South Carolina
It turns out Mark Sanford is just the latest in a long line of victims of the so-called Clinton Curse. I wasn't aware of that one, but I did hear about this guy down in Texas who picked up a woman in a bar and took her to a motel. The next morning, he woke up in a bathtub full of ice and on the bathroom mirror, scrawled in lipstick was, "WELCOME TO THE GOP." Ooh, just gave myself chills.
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Tags: Bill Clinton, Impeachment, Larry Craig, Mark Sanford, Newt Gingrich, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
Is Obama President? Not yet, but that hasn't stopped some forward-thinking Republicans from getting an early jump on pushing for his impeachment. ObamaImpeachment.org exists. Though if the proprietors' fact-checking skills are as strong as their spell-checking ones, I don't think Senator Obama has much to worry about.
If you're upset you missed the boat on the URL, fret not. ImpeachPresidentZacEfron.net is still available.
Tags: Barack Obama, Impeachment