The Montana GOP announced that New Gingrich will be the keynote speaker at the state party convention this weekend in Missoula.
The GOP has made a poor choice, for Newt does not fit this bill very well.
Back a few years ago, Gingrich repeatedly praised Governor Schweitzer for having gotten fiscal conditions under control in Montana. Why would you want a keynote speaker who supports the standard bearer for the other party? And why would the GOP want a keynote speaker who implicitly (whether he realizes it or not) espouses the view that Schweitzer inherited a fiscal mess and wove it into gold?
Also, Gingrich is a fat old pervert, an image that Hill, himself, is having to deal with due to past marital infidelities.
When Gingrich was in Congress he had a young female aide named Callista, who had several important roles: converting Ginrich to Catholicism, and giving Gingrich sexual favors. The favors were highly persuasive, evidently, because Gingrich left his wife to be with Callista, but not before living a long spell in an open relationship with his wife and Callista both. Gingrich essentially practiced polygamy for many years, openly enjoying both a wife and a mistress.
Callista, incidentally, says she sings in her church choir several days a week.
In addition to having his pants around his ankles, Gingrich is emblematic of Washington in other ways, too. The minute he skipped out of Congress, he took fat contracts in the private sector, kickbacks from years of doing favors for private industry while Speaker. Like Fannie Mae, who paid him almost half a million bucks for his “expertise.” Or Phrma, the drug industry lobbying group, or Astra-zeneca and Pfizer, two of the biggest drug companies on earth. They all sent him big checks soon after he left Congress, so that he would use his influence to kill a bill that would have allowed Americans to buy cheap medicine from Canada.
Two-timing your wife. Cashing in on your influence as Congressman to get sweet contracts so that you can live a fat life. Sounds like somebody we know.