For reasons that defy logic, some Republicans still think former, and disgraced, Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is a viable candidate for President — even the loons at the White House.
Reports Paul Bedard in U.S. News & World Report’s Washington Whispers:
The Newt Gingrich for president buzz is back, and we’re hearing it from a rather odd corner of Washington: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Top Bushies tell us that they think the former disgraced House speaker would make a great president. Gingrich thinks big, they say, and represents the old Reagan-style of smaller-government conservatism. As for his past marital infidelity, they think it’s a nothing-burger, especially if he faces Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose hubby had his own problems she’d rather forget.
We suppose that given Newt’s fondness for extra-marital affairs and his preference for oral sex, he could campaign as a “Bill Clinton-style Republican.” The mind boggles.