Gingrich, Fresh From Playing Himself, Leads With His National Security Glass Jaw

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm

On TwitterNewt insists that he misspoke: It wasn’t would-be-shoebomber Richard Reid (nationality: British) who was an American citizen; he meant Jose Padilla. This is supposed to inspire confidence in his sagacity as a terrorism expert. Not that this makes any more sense. Jon Stewart asked Gingrich about not Mirandizing Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab if Richard Reid got the Miranda treatment. Why would Gingrich’s mind jump to Jose Padilla? It’s almost like Gingrich is unable to keep basic facts straight but won’t let that intrude upon his politically predetermined analysis.

This has been quite the week for shattering the Republican Party’s national security glass jaw.

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johnadamswouldbecrying
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

We have the same criminal rules for citizens and non-citizens. We treat everyone equally. That's been a pretty important American principle for the last couple hundred years.


strangely_enough
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

It’s almost like Gingrich is unable to keep basic facts straight but won’t let that intrude upon his politically predetermined analysis.

Which, of course, makes him the quintessential GOP pol/pundit.


Irish_Wake
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

Newt was an adulterer that was up in arms because Clinton might have been an adulterer.

Is it possible that Newt is a terrorist that is is up in arms because Padilla might be a terrorist?


DofG
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

I've written my senator about the idea of making it a felony for any congressional member knowingly misrepresenting the functions government, their office, or any legislation, past or present! We may not be able to do anything about non-officials, but we should be able to hold accountable those in office who are sworn to uphold the constitution of the U.S.


johnadamswouldbecrying
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

We have the same criminal rules for citizens and non-citizens. We treat everyone equally. That's been a pretty important American principle for the last couple hundred years.


strangely_enough
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 10:48 pm

It’s almost like Gingrich is unable to keep basic facts straight but won’t let that intrude upon his politically predetermined analysis.

Which, of course, makes him the quintessential GOP pol/pundit.


Irish_Wake
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 12:35 am

Newt was an adulterer that was up in arms because Clinton might have been an adulterer.

Is it possible that Newt is a terrorist that is is up in arms because Padilla might be a terrorist?


DofG
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 2:49 am

I've written my senator about the idea of making it a felony for any congressional member knowingly misrepresenting the functions government, their office, or any legislation, past or present! We may not be able to do anything about non-officials, but we should be able to hold accountable those in office who are sworn to uphold the constitution of the U.S.


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