thought I'd say
Fury clenched my nerve endings when I saw this week's
Newsweek rag-azine at
my local supermarket.
The cover is a big picture of Newt's face, over which is the
headline "The Loser."
Talk about kicking a man when he's down. Wonder if they sent along
a bottle of lemon
juice to bathe his wounds.
Anyway, I've never been a big fan of Newt Gingrich. But now I
Because when he didn't come through on his promises to greatly
increase the number
of Republican members in the House and the Senate, he resigned.
Is that what makes him a loser, Newsweek? The fact that he
held himself accountable
for his actions, and in so doing, left the job that he was elected
Newt gets dubbed a "loser" for following through on his
Clinton's ratings soar after he announces that he lied to the
I really don't understand politics.
Of course, Newsweek could always come back whining, "we
only meant that
Newt lost his job, and lost the elections. We certainly didn't mean
to infer that
we find him to be the Charlie Brown of 1998."
But they probably won't bother.
I never thought I'd say this, but I'm saying it now:
Poor Newt Gingrich.
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