Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Newt Gingrich promises to be faithful

When it comes to mainstream news, does it get any funnier than this?
Newt Gingrich stepped up his efforts to appeal to evangelical Christian voters in Iowa Monday by promising in writing to "defend and strengthen the family."

Gingrich, who has been married three times, specifically said he would "uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others."

Note that Gingrich has made this same pledge each time he got married. And at least the first two of those times, he violated that pledge. (The jury is still out on the third time, though maybe he's getting a bit too old for adultery now.)

After all, Gingrich hasn't just "been married three times." He actually cheated on his first two wives - one while she was in the hospital, suffering from cancer, and one while he was criticizing President Clinton for the exact same thing - eventually marrying his mistress each time.

So why would he keep to this pledge when he never kept to the others? Of course, David Vitter is still a successful "family values" politician, too, isn't he? The right-wing is nothing if not gullible.

This cartoon might be crude, but I think it accurately describes the current GOP polling right now:

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