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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:38 PM

Newt Almost Kills a Hog (careful, graphic)

The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich
by Gail Sheehy
Vanity Fair September 1995


“One day, Newt says to me, ‘I need to be the one to kill the hog. It’s only right, just morally.’”

Carter showed Newt how to use a Walther P-38, a W.W. II German pistol. “I said, ‘Put some corn in your left hand. When the pig comes over to get it, put the pistol against his head and shoot him between his eyes.’”

“So the pig comes over and he starts eating,” says Carter. “Newt flinches as the round hits the pig on the side of the head and ricochets down.” But the shot only stunned the hog and sent it fleeing back into the pen. “Newt keeps trying to get this pig to come back to him. Newt’s getting madder and madder. I said to him, ‘You just shot the son of a bitch in the head, Newt, why do you think he’s gonna come to you?’”

Carter recalls urging his comrade-in-arms, “‘You gotta get in there, in the hogpen, and go get him.’ But Newt wouldn’t do it. So I ended up going in the pen and killing the hog.”




the rest:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/newt/vanityfair1.html

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:42 PM

1. Wouldn't that would be suicide? (And as a thrice-married good Catholic lad, Neut could never do it.)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:06 PM

2. that story, short and bitter, plus the cartoon..... are just brilliant, it sums up the existential

 

revulsion I feel towards power-hate slammed into the moral solar plexus of life.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:34 PM

3. Whew!1 Do I ever need a shower after plowing through all that documentation of filth!1

And besides his own mess of a life, it figures that he plays it out from chickenhawk John WAYNE scripts.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:34 PM

4. Wow. He is a troubled individual.

Read the whole story at link. Rejected by two fathers? Yeah, that explains a lot.

Nevermind the various forms of depression he may suffer from, he's a malignant narcissist.

Julie

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