28 November 2006

Newt Gingrich: free speech only for politicians like me

Perennial presidential candidate, serial adulterer, Congressional has-been, old media favorite and all-round dangerous gasbag tells an audience in New Hampshire that the terrorists have won. Seeing the potential for detonations worse than non-bulk sales of his hardcover polemics, the Union Leader reports, "Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism. Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester [First Amendment] awards banquet, said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message. "We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade," said Gingrich, failing to mention that the US has already lost a city, popularly known as New Orleans, and which the leaders of his party still are in denial about their responsibility for the apocalypse-level tragedy taking place. Ominously, the anti-American politician "said he will not decide whether he is running for President until September 2007."