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May 19, 2009

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Maybe folks should consider the possibility that Newt Gingrich is a lying, venal, mendacious SOB.

The simplest explanation that accounts for the phenomena is often the right one.

Apparently, one can write all manner of blatant falsehoods and the Washington Examiner will be happy to publish them. I wonder if they'll publish a piece I have describing how Newt Gingrich and the entire Examiner editorial board are serial child rapists?

Abbas, however, says that the detainee who went off on the TV has already been released to Albania and that it had nothing to do with any bare arms.

I never really understood what the whole 'bare arms' thing was supposed to be about anyway. Is having strong cultural/religious sensitivities—no matter how much we might look askance at their patriarchal content—reason to lock someone up without cause for an indeterminate length of time?

Have conservatives really been reduced to existential terror over TV-throwing men in Albania?

Never mind, that's a stupid question which answers itself.

Newt Gingrich is a lying sack of shvt, leads a party full of ignorant, fearful haters, and needs an issue on which to attack Obama and Democrats.

What's Jim Webb's excuse for being an idiot about this? Or Mark Warner's?

Besides, we could use a few smashed TVs here - it would boost the economy by giving people a good reason to buy a digital-ready one. But, of course, you wouldn't want to smash it with bare arms, you might get cut. What were we talking about again?

Sorry, if I read too much Gingrichian spew too quickly, I switch into nonsensical blather mode. I'm better now.

"Newt Gingrich... leads a party full of ignorant, fearful haters...

What's Jim Webb's excuse for being an idiot about this? Or Mark Warner's?"

This is probably nitpicking, but...

Well, irregardless of the party's quality, it has quantity -- fastly falling quantity, but still quantity. And releasing these (albeit, factually innocent) prisoners will scare the shit out of said quantity, thus increasing their voter turnout., i.e. more republicans will turn out on election day.

Unfortunately, doing the right thing here doesn't seem to bring in the votes needed to make up for this effect. You could certainly argue that a politician shouldn't (morally speaking) make decisions like these based on political calculations of this sort, but that wouldn't really make either of them "an idiot".

Like I said, probably nitpicking...

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