Newt Gingrich, a likely GOP presidential candidate has served up another huge pile of GOP GOOP. On March 7, criticizing the President's concern about the dangers of using American forces to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya. The "GOOPster" said on Fox News, President Obama should establish a no-fly zone over Libya "this evening. All we have to do is suppress his air force, which we could do in minutes."
Now, of course, that the US had joined other nations in imposing a no-fly zone, Newt The GOOP has changed his tune and is attacking the President. On the Wednesday morning "Today" show, the GOOPster said, "I would not have intervened. I think there are a lot of other ways to affect Qaddafi. I would not have used American and European forces."
"What does this have to do with sports?", you may ask. Newt the GOOP always reminds me that the GOP is the only organization with more two-way players than a high school football team. OK, that might be a bit of a stretch but every once in a while we need to consider issues deeper than how well JeterBoy's jersey is selling. What's that you say? Newt serving GOOP is less surprising and newsworthy than JeterBoy's record shirt sales? You might be right but check out these doozies.
"There is no major war we can win with the Soviets, period. Let me repeat that. There is no major war we can win with the Soviets, period."-- Gingrich, House floor, 11 September 1981
"I have an enormous personal ambition. I want to shift the entire planet. And I'm doing it."-- Gingrich, Wash post, 3 Jan 1985
Way to go Newt. Thirty years of shoveling it higher and deeper, two repudiate marriages - first we thought we were married and then we found out that we were not - two religions, and still flip-flopping your way to the top. When is your jersey going on sale?