Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Randi Rhodes: Hey Big Spender

One of Newt Gingrich’s top aides confirms that Newt had a second line of credit with Tiffany’s jewelry store, this one worth up to a million dollars. I am shocked. Who knew that Newt Gingrich still has a top aide? New disclosure filings by the Gingrich’s will show “a $500,000 to $1 million line of credit at Tiffany’s.” That’s in addition to the other credit line for up to half a million dollars. I guess that one was just for impulse buys, like when you or I buy a packet of Tic Tacs in the supermarket checkout line.

As all this was happening, Newt’s two top fundraising advisors quit, probably because they’re in a pretty good position to know whether or not their next paycheck is going to bounce. It must be hard to be a fundraiser for Newt Gingrich. When you’re making those calls, you have to always be prepared to answer the question “You want money? Doesn’t this jerk have a million dollars to spend on jewelry?” I would imagine that the number one question that a fundraiser working for Newt Gingrich gets is “Are you serious?” This presidential campaign is starting to become the biggest embarrassment of Newt Gingrich’s life. And that is a very high bar indeed.

Rick Santorum is blaming the lack of knowledge of history among American high school students on “a conscious effort on the part of the left.” Santorum says the left wants “to desensitize America to what American values are so they are more pliable to the new values that they would like to impose on America.” Great. Hey Rick, just for the sake of our science classes… what color is the sky in your world? Santorum made his history education comments in Ames, Iowa, or as Michele Bachmann refers to it, the site of the Great Chicago Fire of 1492.

Finally, it seems that Sarah Palin’s little bus tour has ground to a halt. Sarah can’t complete a simple bus tour any more than she can complete a full term as Alaska’s governor. Amazing. Sarah Palin’s bus tour had no timeline or set itinerary… and she still couldn’t keep to it! From reading the postings on Sarah fan sites, a lot of her followers are getting angry and confused. Of course, all of Sarah’s followers were angry and confused to begin with. That’s why they’re her followers.

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