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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:58 AM
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Newt Gingrich Open to Presidential Run
WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich is taking steps toward a potential presidential bid in 2008 with a book criticizing President Bush's policies on Iraq and a tour of early campaign states.

The former House speaker who led Republicans to power a decade ago said he soon will visit Iowa and New Hampshire to promote his book, try to influence public policy and keep his political options alive.
"Anything seems possible," including a White House race, Gingrich told The Associated Press.

The quotable and controversial former Georgia congressman, who now runs a consulting firm in Washington, is promoting, "Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America." He seemed to welcome the thought that a book tour will increase speculation about his political aspirations.

"It never hurts to maximize opportunities. That's the American tradition," Gingrich said. "If I can influence the reporters and political activists in Iowa and New Hampshire, they will influence the candidates."

http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-gingri...
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:00 PM
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1. And we wondereded what could be worse than shrub?
Newt is just plain dangerous becuase he thinks this shit up for himself.
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meppie-meppie not Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:27 PM
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27. I think it would be wonderful if he ran
simply because I don't think he'd have a hope in hell of winning!
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Brundle_Fly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:22 PM
Response to Reply #27
41. and he'll split the repubs into the
crazy and the fucking nutbar divisions.
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meppie-meppie not Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:11 PM
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75. now that's something I hadn't considered...I like it! nt
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:08 PM
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95. It would be WUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNderful if he ran.
All anybody'd have to do is remind people about how he threw over his cancer-stricken wife, while she was in the hospital trying to recover, because he needed someone on his arm who'd help him look more presidential. You can write off the woman's vote, instantly, with that one.

And the "contract ON America."

Bring 'em on, newtie...
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:10 PM
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100. Will never make it to the whore media.
All will be covered up, just like AWOL's illustrious military "service" and his drug and alchohol riddled life, drunk driving convictions, along with pickle's killing of her boyfriend while driving drunk, and cheney & wife's drunk driving convictions.

Ain't gonna ever see the light of day.

You silly conspiracy nuts!
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:06 PM
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98. We thought that originally about raygun, bush II & the gropenator.
Sorry, but I'm not as optomistic about our future as you are.

And you thought the last 4 years were fun!

Hold onto your seats, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:07 PM
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57. Worse? It's BETTER than the Chimperor -- Newt's scandals will tank him!
It's practically guaranteed that someone out there will spill the beans about his messy divorce from Marianne, confidential settlement or not.

And let's not forget Newt's litle Poontang Express problem -- the real reason for his decision to resign as a Congressman.
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:01 PM
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94. Newt's Poontang Express Card!


Three hookers for three energy lobbyists at the Hay Adams: $2250

Pricey attorney to fend off Marianne and her attorney John Mayoue: $75,000

Resigning from Congress under the cover of GOP losses (when in fact Flynt was about to expose Newt's "expenses"): PRICELE$$

Don't leave home without it, Newt!
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Isere Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:26 PM
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106. LOL! This made my rainy day!
Thanks for the laugh at Newt's expense.
Your post was Pricele$$!


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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:55 PM
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61. what about all those ex wives!!!
i'd bet they d go for a contract on newt!!
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:11 PM
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101. They'll all be "silenced" long before his official run.
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:30 PM
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72. Sorry, Newt, 2008 has been fixed for Jeb.
Forget it Newt.

You're yesterday's used elephant rubber!

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jfern Donating Member (394 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:47 AM
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112. He's a better than shrub
But, hey a drunk charging rhino would be a *LOT* better than shrub.
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american_mutt Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:00 PM
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2. we now know....
there are enough stupid people to make it possible...
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:01 PM
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3. Ugh
He disgusts me
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:01 PM
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4. NOOOOOOO!!!!
With how inept the Democratic party is right now, he might well win.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:04 PM
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6. Its a Banana Republic now anyway what difference does it make?
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:14 PM
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17. He knows this.
The Dems couldn't beat a ham sandwich right now.

The average congressional Democrat is a weak-willed, lazy, short-sighted, coward. And those are their positive qualities.

P.S. (Obviously, the above two sentences to not apply to the courageous, noble, intelligent and articulate congressional Dem who supported Senator Boxer on Thursday.)
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meppie-meppie not Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:30 PM
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28. I hadn't thought of that, what a horrible happening that would be
and we didn't think it could get any worse! :puke:
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:02 PM
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5. Gingrich /Hannity 08
:scared:
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:28 PM
Response to Reply #5
46. oh, nooooooooooo!
they Do seem to have an endless supply of horrors in their dungeon, don't they?
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:05 PM
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7. How wonderful! Mr. Family Values himself!
Isn't it about time for his third marriage to go under? Or is he waiting for his wife to enter the hospital with a critical illness to inform her of the impending divorce?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:16 PM
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18. He's waiting for her to hit her mid 40s
and put on a little weight. Then he'll find another tart and dump her.
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yinkaafrica Donating Member (535 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:19 PM
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38. The guy has the countenance of a fetal pig
He also has the Hitleresque thing about him.
So evil he could show Bush a thing or two.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:05 PM
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8. He's about 10 years off his original timeline
Always figgered Newt would run after his Contract ON America.

He's more intelligent than Shrub...but that's not a good thing. Newt's the neo-con's neo-con.

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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:07 PM
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9. Great! Just GREAT!
This is just what the fundies need to get them started again. :mad:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:07 PM
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10. Oh God I don't pray much but PLEASE let Newt run PLEASE!!
Bring it on pigboy.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:09 PM
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12. Really! It would be like running DeLay
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 12:10 PM by Rose Siding
He would NOT stand up to nat'l scrutiny. The press would BBQ him while the repub base slobbers all over itself.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:19 PM
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22. Oh I don't know about that. A couple of quarter million payments
would probably give them all amnesia.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:15 PM
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102. What "national scrutiny"? There will be no "national scrutiny".
You can bet your life on that.

ook what happend with the swift liars.

They got their message out with narry a peep - still getting it out.

Kerry - war hero - actually had to defend himself against these proven liars.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:43 PM
Response to Reply #10
52. and what if he wins? don't underestimate the American public
especially after this last election. :puke:
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:08 PM
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11. As long as they control the vote counting, they can run ANY P.O.S.
even Newt, our own Renaissance Hog.



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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:10 PM
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14. How about Victor Davis Hanson to balance the ticket
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 12:11 PM by Skink
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:26 PM
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26. To "balance" the ticket.... Now there's a thought!
We do need some help from the Great Healer! This man would be just what the doctor ordered, wouldn't he? Dr. Mengele, that is.



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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:40 PM
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31. How about Roy Moore?
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:50 PM
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36. Since they're rewriting all our rules, maybe they could have 2 V.P.'s!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 12:53 PM by Judi Lynn
Hey, the more right-wing idiots, the merrier! Throw ope the gates!

On edit:

Why not make him the first Judge/Co-Vice President? He could rule on any matter affecting the Executive Branch!

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yinkaafrica Donating Member (535 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:25 PM
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44. He can't wait to spend some of that capital Bush will build up
He would finish whatever Bush cannot.
We better make sure every vote counts by 2008 or he
will win.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:13 PM
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96. For some reason, I saved my NEWSWEEK magazine with his mug on the
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:14 PM by calimary
cover after the whole impeachment persecution went down, and he went down with it. Seems too many people became aware of what a big glass house he lived in, while he was out throwing stones at the Fornicator.

The cover has his face, and the word "THE LOSER" blasted over it.

I knew I saved that for some really great reason...

Bring 'em on, newtie...
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rvgwinn Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:10 PM
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13. $$
LET HIM WASTE HIS MONEY!
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:12 PM
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15. Gingrich said one of his wives was not attractive enough
for when he runs for President and that's why he left her . i believe it was the 2nd one.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:21 PM
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23. No, she had just been diagnosed with MS. From the research that
I done "wasn't purdy" was just an excuse that sounded better to him.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:24 PM
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43. So he left Wife #1 with cancer, # 2 with MS?
I guess "in sickness and in health" is not a phrase he includes in his vows.

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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:32 PM
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49. According to the research that I have done. Interesting fact is that he
had affairs during both his marriages.

And after he left his first wife, he was a deadbeat dad. The community took up a collection so the utilities would not be turned off on his sick wife and children.
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:46 PM
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55. Good Lord!
He's such an awful person, in every single way! I've been reading this thread and I knew he was a pig but I learn more and more awful things in each viewing.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:37 PM
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58. I am trying to write a three paragraph, max. fifteen sentence post
to use on other email and sites. There is just so much out there. It is hard.

What I want to find out now, and cannot find...is his first wife living still, and was she part of the Catholic annulment of his second marriage?
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:05 PM
Response to Reply #49
76. absolutely true
I live in Georgia and know people from her church who gave money at that time. Newt, like so many of the rightwing hate-talkers, didn't support his own family. One daughter has been involved in his political life. The other is estranged.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:35 PM
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91. Is his first wife still living?
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:13 PM
Response to Reply #49
78. i read his daughter almost caught him getting oral sex
from a woman who was not his wife.

i think he was getting it in the car and the doors were unlocked and his daughter almost opened it.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:14 PM
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16. This is great news! Let these people blow their dough on dough-boy.
He left Congress because he was a failure. Of course, everything W. touched turned to shit also, so I guess it is possible these GOP idiots would nominate him.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:17 PM
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20. Yes, But What Has He Failed At, Lately?
Unless he's shown that he can *still* screw things up royally, why should we entrust him with the presidency?
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yinkaafrica Donating Member (535 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:21 PM
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40. If he ran against Kerry today he would win
They will cheat again if we let them.
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Soopercali Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:16 PM
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19. They might have something else in mind.
Remember in the Chimp's first term, when they had the IRS REVERSE its ruling against Gingrich? This was virtually unprecedented and it seems to me they want to appoint him to something.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:54 PM
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85. Newt's already part of the team: Pentagon Defense Policy Board
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:17 PM
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21. I have a question. When Rep. GOP Family Moral Values got the
Catholic Annulment from his second wife because she had MS, did he also get one from his first wife because she had Cancer?

I have been researching Rep. GOP Family Moral Values since I heard that he was considering running, and I have goggled, askedjeeves etc. I can find lots of mention of the first wife and children, but none on where Jackie Battley is now.

Did she die? Or was her "marriage" annulled also?
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:22 PM
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24. He's a pig nt
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recovering democrat Donating Member (365 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:24 PM
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25. A horrible idea!
My former Congressman, and I was so thankful when he was gone and hoped he would stay gone.

His family values, his family, his accounting skills, and lack of military experience put him right up with the likes of Bush, and he is an outstanding representative of TRUE Republican values! Plus, he is an ex-history professor who thinks he can lecture effectively about what we have done wrong throughout the entire history of this country.

He MIGHT get some support for his candidacy, but he isn't doing this for that purpose. He is doing it only to make money from the sales of his new book. No integrity whatsoever.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:32 PM
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29. Good Ive missed shitting on the asshole, they've kept him shelved.
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LevelB Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:38 PM
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30. You underestimate him at your peril
Most (or even all) of the things posted about him here are true, but don't forget who we are talking about. He almost singlehandedly brought about the current domination of the House by the neocons.

Do not confuse evil with incompetence. He is a master of political strategy, at the very least equal to Karl Rove. And he is the darling of Talk Radio.

B.

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Prodemsouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:23 PM
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42. No he also is regarded by Repugs as "over reaching" and thus his
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 01:27 PM by Prodemsouth
majority lost seats until 2002 and his foe Clinton was reelected in 96. Not even close to Karl Rove as far as political strategist is concerned. Doubt he will make it out of primary if he tries. The previous poster who said this is to sell books is correct. Newt is good at seeing and looking into the future. His book on Iraq and Bush, which is critical of Bush is what he is trying to sell and it will make him look far sighted. He knows Iraq is going to turn in to a hell hole. If it marks him as the Un-Bush in the next race, great, but Chuck Hagel is already going after that spot and is much more liked than Newt.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:40 PM
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32. Run Newt Run!
Make a complete and total ass of yourself like you always do!!!! :evilgrin:
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Pithy Cherub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:03 PM
Response to Reply #32
88. That just begs Newtered to ask O'Reilly to be his running mate...
What a falafel/rump roast ticket... ;)
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:45 PM
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33. HA HA, HA HA HA HA
:puke: :puke: :puke:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:46 PM
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34. oh my god@@@@@@
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koopie57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:48 PM
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35. Unless his name
ends with bush and begins with jeb I suspect he won't be our next president. Maybe they want him to run cuz he has so much dirt on him he couldn't possibly win, put on a good show though.
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maseman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:13 PM
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37. I Cannot Wait for the Republican Primaries
They will all be eating themselves alive. Let them flame each other new asses. The press WILL cover it because they have to. There won't be anything else to cover. This will be so much fun. You know, Congress won't get ANYTHING done in 2007 and 2008 because they will be busy running for office. Bush is a has-been.
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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:37 PM
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51. I can see Newt being groomed to be VP for Jeb...
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 01:38 PM by haele
Gingrich always struck me as Cheney JR. Same type of background. Same basic ideas concerning civil liberties for the general public, corporate "rights", and privatization of government. Same "charming" grudge capabilities.

I also wouldn't doubt that if he were to become that tight in the cabal (damn spell check!), Barb might just be lucky enough to be wifey number 4 when it's time for his turn in the big seat. Once she's gotten over her "wild stage" and becomes a real southern "gentlewoman", that is. Keep that Shrub dynasty going!

Haele
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:24 PM
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107. Oh, please change this:
"bush and begins with jeb I suspect he won't be our next president."

to: the next repo NOMINEE for president. I can't stand to see it as "next president" (and I just don't think it's going to happen, either).

Newt has shown that he has exactly the right morals and values to be seriously considered for the job. He's outdone himself in that department. I don't believe he'd seriously consider it though - I think he's just trying to sell books.

Course I used to believe American's weren't dumb enought to vote for *, either. No matter whether the majority really did or not, a lot of them really DID. I'm still trying to figure that one out...
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:20 PM
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39. Sure why not. Clone Heinrich Himmler & run him.
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:29 PM
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47. Neo-Cons...
Will never let him win the Primary... They will make sure, they Riggs the machines so that their man "Jeb Bush" would be in first place and win the Primary. Do you think, Neo-Cons want to give up what they have??? I are going to hold onto their power as long as they can.

I heard, machines were rigged for Kerry during Primary... Neo-Cons wanted to make sure, Dean wasn't the front runner. Neo-Cons wanted Kerry to win, so he can run against Bush. They knew Kerry and also knew how to go after him.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:57 PM
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74. I agree.
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Guns Aximbo Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:27 PM
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45. pray
oh please please please let it happen
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:30 PM
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48. What a stupid ,egocentric,
clueless, wart of man..ol' newt is.
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candice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:33 PM
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50. Oh, puke
...he is such a pseudo. Wonder how he'll get through the vetting process. Told wife #1 that he was leaving her for #2 when #1 was at the hospital being treated for cancer. #2 got replaced by a younger intern (at the same time Newt was condemning Clinton for high school stuff)...also, I once read the syllabus for his course at Kennesaw State College (Georgia), and he is definitely lightweight (although a heavy intello by Bush standards).
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:46 PM
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54. Apparently insincerity is easy for him.
His behavior toward his ill wife was nightmarish, and uncivilized. Crude, ugly, and damned ODD.

For real contempt value, it's so easy to marvel at his complete dishonesty as he mocked Bill Clinton, ridiculed him, ran him down while he was conducting a squalid, dishonest relationship HIMSELF!

He's so far gone, he doesn't even have to worry about his conscience bothering him any more. He'll never blush, or stammer again. He's slick and cold, and comically ugly. What a catch!
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:45 PM
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53. OhpleaseOhpleaseOhplease!!!!!!
Run the Newt!!!!

Run that Baby!!!!

The man looks like an Ewok!
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:06 PM
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56. Is he planning on killing Jeb?
hmmmmm....
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:40 PM
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59. Jeez, I never, ever entertained THAT thought.
Lemme sit down.
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:52 PM
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60. Holy mother of GAWD.
Now THAT is the stuff nightmares are made of.
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:56 PM
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62. I don't know whether to laugh or cry
Or perhaps I should just go ahead and do both.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:58 PM
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64. Just laugh and enjoy the ride
Once the stories start coming out about him----again, he won't last.
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devinsgram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:58 PM
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63. Oh lord, who came up with that brilliant idea.
Hey if an idiot can get elected, who's to say he couldn't.
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Sugarbleus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:10 PM
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65. I just posted on how Bush doesn't operate in a vacuum...
We are up against an entire radical "movement". Don't forget all the players behind the scenes!

These nuts have a sea of candidates they could run for next Prez. It's time we called each of them by name and began renouncing them forthwith!
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Lizzie Borden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:19 PM
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66. Gawd help us.
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:20 PM
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67. Why not?? Newt has already met the
number one requirement, he is a philanderer who has committed adultery. :eyes: Really, he with that kind of past and the 'moral' atmosphere in the country the Dems should have some 'raw meet' to use. Also IF by chance he won, he now looks moderate compared to chimp and would even be an improvement (never thought I would see the day that I could say that).
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Charlie Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:21 PM
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68. Newt's sister is a lesbian
He won't be able to support anti-gay measures, just like Dick Cheney can't.
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:22 PM
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69. This subject line
*literally* made me shudder.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:24 PM
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70. that is until a huge deal gets made about his extramarital affair
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:19 PM
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79. Tell me, again ... Who's gonna make a stink?
The media?

Corporate USA?

The next DLC-approved Democratic candidate?


Your naivet is charming.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:02 PM
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113. no, that would be my sarcasm, not naivet, that is charming
and disarming
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:24 PM
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71. OH PLEASE MAKE OUR FUCKING DAY!!!!
ol' Newton would be lucky to win ONE state
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:37 PM
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73. "A 21st Century Contract with America"
How I wish we had an attack dog like Newt on our side in Congress, hopefully without Newt's sleaze.

Well, a Newt run would certainly be interesting in that his two most likely opponents will be Bill Frist and Tom Delay. Now that's a triumvirate of evil that can easily pass for the Unholy Trinity. It will certainly force us to nominate an attack dog of our own. No more nuances and having four positions on an issue! And no more quitters!
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:10 PM
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77. He blamed us for killing two little boys
Really. He blamed liberals for Susan Smith drowning her two sons. It was our mindset which allowed her to commit murder.
He failed to mention that her Republican committee chairman stepfather had been raping her since she was 14.
Newt is the inspiration for Faux News. Leave out all that hurts.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:14 PM
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90. And a SC law enforcement official told me that the car actually...
had a republican bumper sticker affixed when it was pulled out of that lake.
I thought that would make an excellent photo op for Gingrich's family values party. Unfortunately, "cooler heads" prevailed.
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:09 PM
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99. A co-worker of mine
was a frat brother to the guy she was having her affair with...who she mistakenly thought would marry her if she didn't have kids. According to my co-worker, this guy had no intention of marrying Smith; it was a fling he kept hidden from his friends and family. And this guy is a real "family values" conservative (as is my co-worker) who didn't consider that his dalliance with a mother of two would have any repurcussions. These guys are as adept as Clinton at separating their booty calls from their "real" life. You'd think they'd worship Clinton rather than condemn him. Another case of their rules applying to other people. You know, Democrats.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:19 AM
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108. Oh yes, "The Tinsel Prince" (as he was dubbed by one SC journalist)
I remember that his father sent him to Europe during the "ordeal" so that he would not have to deal with the "messiness" of the situation
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:17 PM
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104. I clearly remember that. That turd had the nerve to come out and
declare in public: "this is what happens when you vote Democrat." And I remember Susan Smith's twisted stepfather, Beverly somebody, who was also either a minister outright, or an elder in his local church. And that didn't get too much exposure.

But such is what you'd expect from a man whose last name reminds one of gum disease.
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:28 PM
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80. Gingrich/Delay!!!
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:31 PM
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81. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse!!!!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 05:33 PM by benddem
:puke:
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:39 PM
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82. "If I can influence the reporters" Clearly, if you pay the bastards enough
money they will promote any kind of slime and sleaze.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:43 PM
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84. Maybe they will let Armstrong Williams be his campaign mgr.!
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Emboldened Chimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:41 PM
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83. Right, good luck Newt...
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 05:42 PM by Emboldened Chimp
Really, what has this guy done? He left Congress in disgrace and has barely made a peep since. He's been out of public office for a long, long time (a political eternity). And he's no Tricky Dick. I doubt he'll be a serious contender.
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:56 PM
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86. When pigs fly...
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antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:01 PM
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93. [Gingrich, Delay, and Limbaugh sprout wings and head for the sky]
Sorry, couldn't resist. :D
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:01 PM
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87. Eeeewwww! Isn't that just like having Tom Delay run? n/t
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:03 PM
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89. Nothing could be worse than Shrub. Newt could not even retain
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 06:04 PM by MasonJar
his seat in Congress. I do love that he is coming out with the anto-Bush book.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:18 PM
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92. Contract for the 51% .......if you ain't with me your against me.........
Newt makes me :puke:
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Amigust Donating Member (568 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:49 PM
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97. No room at the bar, Newt. The Bush family has dibs on it. n/t
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:20 PM
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103. Frankly, I hope he runs. Think of it. Adultry, lies, cheating, stealing.
all of it will come out and he would be beatable, he's such an unlovable dick.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:21 PM
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105. YES!!! EXACTLY!!!!
Oh dear God, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET NEWT GINGRICH RUN IN 2008!!!! Please? Pretty please?

Oh God he's such a humongous putz. I know repukes who can't stand him.

Didn't he serve his wife with divorce papers as she lie in her hospital bed with CANCER?

What a great thing Newt running would be.
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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:28 AM
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109. OH PLEASE GOD PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ...
... LET HIM WIN THE NOMINATION!

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:03 AM
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110. I think the table is being set for Jeb, too.
This reptile Newt will be given a little publicity again, then the stories of his sordid past will come out. The corporate media is clearing the decks for Jeb, in my opinion, and anyone who might pose a threat is being outed way before hand (e.g. Guliani, through Kerik).

I hate writing "Jeb", but a suitable descriptive appellation doesn't seem to have taken root yet.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:31 AM
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111. "She turned me into a Newt!"
"... I got better." :+

Gingrich is such a slimeball. He'll make for a good distraction while they ready Jeb for the job.

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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:06 PM
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114. Newt Getrich, wants to be coronated King DIEbold next. n/t
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