The Gingrich That Stole Christmas
On Sunday's, THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, disgraced former Republican Speaker Of The House, Newt Gingrich, hoped to pick a petty fight with the public interest in the new White House dog by arrogantly proclaiming "who cares" and other mean spirited and very petty comments. Way to go, Newt. Many in the public, including children, have a real interest in this nonpolitical story involving the new White House dog.
Little stories such as the new White House dog create pleasant stories that many in the public love to hear. The dog might really a gift to the two young Obama girls by their father, the president, but the public loves to hear about this story. Just like the last White House dog, Barney, that belonged to George Bush, or even Socks the cat, of the Clinton's, White House pets always have a big public interest appeal.
Hey Newt, a large part of American politics is timing. You don't attract 84 ethics charges if you wanted to remain as Speaker Of The House and not resign in disgrace. You don't surprise your wife dying of cancer on her death bed with news that you're having an extramarital affair. You don't shut down government by withholding critical funding. You don't champion more oil drilling to reduce oil prices, when oil prices are really driven by market speculation, not the actual number of oil wells located on sensitive federal lands. And now you're cheering on that wacky "Tea Party" movement.
Newt, you just don't have good political sense. Picking a fight with the White House dog isn't cool.