Wednesday, March 09, 2011

On Newt Gingrich

This is meant to be a light-hearted post, to sweeten this day which has turned out to be a bitter antidote for yesterday's International Women's Day. Perhaps the International We Hate Women Day? Or something of that ilk, and we need cheering up.

Speaking of ilks, Newt Gingrich has explained why he had to drop two previous (though non-simultaneous) wives when they got sick. No, it's not because of the way one upgrades cars when they get expensive to maintain, not at all! It's because:
There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate.
Patriotism and hard work cause serial adultery. Good to know, because Newt is once again mumbling something about maybe, just maybe, running for the presidency. That requires patriotism and hard work which will then lead to serial adultery. That suggests to me that Newt should not run.