Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Those Who Do Not Know Newt Are Forced To Repeat Him

This exchange between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich (the latter a Republican candidate for president, the former - well, what would you like him to be?) reminds me of a point that's been rattling around in my mind for a while now. It is a point that I find myself in agreement with on Republicans.

Freddie Mac is a government agency which clearly overspent on services. $6 million for an historian? That's insane. Even the most elite historian makes 100-200k a year. So I'd call that criminal. By the same token though, it's even more criminal for an historian to CHARGE that much. Maybe it's not against the law, but certainly somebody who does a thing like that must be labeled a charlatan, and never trusted with power over large sums of your money. A guy who would soak the government for that kind of money must be a terrorist.

A mitigating factor in the Newtisphere is this, a pledge that Newt signed to uphold traditional marriage. Here's a key passage:

I will support all efforts to reform promptly any uneconomic or anti-marriage aspects of welfare and tax policy. I also pledge to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others.

That's a solemn vow! And you know how important THOSE are to Gingrich.

2 comments:

Jon Corzine said...

So paying someone $6 Million to be a historian is "criminal" in your eyes, but a guy disappearing $1.2 Billion from client funds isn't?

Good to know.

Daniel Krause said...

Yes, you're absolutely right. You saw me describe Corzine as a "rich weasel" and that's how you know I'm behind him 100%. What a clever fellow you are!