Thursday, January 19, 2012

the second mrs. gingrich

... a busy day at work today, but I just took a couple minutes to look over the internet headlines and had a couple chuckles over this afternoon's Republican presidential candidate tidbits... (I only chuckled until I realized that these are the candidates of one of the two major U.S. political parties and how embarrassed we should all be by them) --

-- Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, dropped out of the race today.  Oh what a loss.  He was the perfect candidate for those voters who want to feel smarter than their President.
-- Newt Gingrich's second wife, who he was hooking up with when he was divorcing his cancer-stricken first wife, has been interviewed by ABC News and says that Newt wanted to have an "open marriage" with her so that he could fool around with Callista.  The second wife said No and Newt divorced her when he found out she had multiple sclerosis.  Then he made Callista wife #3.

First thought:  Do we really need to hear all this, about Newt's philandering, insensitive ways?  Second thought:  Are all these joke candidates (Gingrich, Bachmann, Perry, Cain, etc.) being staged just to make Mitt Romney somehow look palatable?

1 comment:

Jon said...

When it comes to Republicans, how do you differentiate "joke" candidates from "serious" ones? I mean, Bush won... and even if he wasn't a joke candidate in 2000 (which is pushing it), he certainly was in 2004!