Ann-Marie Murrell’s latest column for the Worldnetdaily is truly an example of phoning it in. Rather than writing something original, she just offers a list of her 12 favorite quotes from Newt Gingrich. It’s a pretty bad list, a bunch of meaningless quips. So let me offer my own favorite quotes from Newt, like wanting to make poor kids work as janitors in schools:
“It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in child laws which are truly stupid…These schools should get rid of unionized janitors, have one master janitor, pay local students to take care of the school.”
Good idea, Newt. Let’s just get rid of child labor laws and make poor kids the target for abuse in schools.
“There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate.”
Don’t you love how he suddenly lapses into the passive voice at the end there? It’s all about I, I, I until you get to the actual thing he did wrong, then suddenly it just “happened” — all on its own, apparently. He was just there, feeling patriotic and working hard because he loved his country so much, and all of a sudden this extramarital affair just happened, out of the blue and without a warning. He didn’t actually do anything, it all just happened to him. Twice. At least.“I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9. I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.”
As opposed to Newt, who has no understanding of what the word “secular” means.
“The problem isn’t too little money in political campaigns, but not enough.”