Thursday, December 08, 2011

Newt Gingrich: The One

This is really terrible. I have just found out about another scandal involving Newt Gingrich: he has an ego. I found out about this by watching the analysis on television and places like the Huffington Post about the presidential election.

According to these reports, he thinks he's pretty big stuff. I have never heard of a politician having a big ego before. How could he possibly have gotten this far with this being noticed?

The next thing you know, they'll be calling him "The One" and acting like a political messiah and the media will fawn all over him and get so starry-eyed that they won't notice that he has an ego at all and just report good things about him on not report anything bad.

I don't know how we could have missed this.


Lee said...

Or to quote Newsweak's own Evan Thomas, ""I mean in a way Newt’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."

Except, of course, he wasn't talking about Newt.

In the meantime, "God" has taken something of a tumble in the polls.

Art said...

Found in the blogosphere:

" Title 18, Part I, Chapter 29, Section 599 of the U.S. Code:

"Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

The problem is that ego is not the same thing as intelligence, or command of issues, or competence, or a bent towards ethical behavior.