Why on earth lead off with a question like that? Furthermore, who cares if he wants to swing, have an open marriage or a menage a trois. I could care less as long as he stays off other people’s values. There is the big IF. Looking back at famous Newt video footage, he is the paladin of marriage and values in his rhetoric.
More importantly, Newt has turned his rage on the politics of accountability. No one championed for truth, goodness and the American way during the Lewinsky affair more than Newt Gingrich. Yet at the time, he as well as many others were engaing in similar behaviors. Pot, meet kettle.
Rage is not becoming to Mr. Gingrich. He needs to take his punishment like a good boy. If it comes at an inconvenient time to him, perhaps he should have thought of timing when he asked both ex-wives for a divorce.
In many respects, King was being very fair to him. Marianne had given interviews to the Washington Post and to ABC. Newt was given a chance to speak to the issue which had to be fresh on everyone’s mind. He was asked if he cared to respond. There were no accusations. He was pretty much of a D—
There is a part of me that simply doesn’t care about Newt’s personal life. There is another part of me that really resents his public outrage. He has lost his right to be angry. At least he doesn’t have a penchant for hotties. MEOW.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has gotten all worked up over the rumor that DC is catching rats and releasing them into Virginia because city laws prevent extermination. What? Is this the rat king of all urban legends? What is he basing his information on?
Here is the supposed straight story from the Washington Examiner:
There’s been a lot of buzz over Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s complaint this week that D.C. is trapping rats and dumping them in Virginia because a city law won’t allow animal control to exterminate rats. Cuccinelli’s statement, which was in reference to the rat problem in Occupy DC and came during a WMAL interview, even prompted conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh to spout off on D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh, who proposed the disputed animal rights law.
“This Mary Cheh babe, C-H-E-H, she is the woman behind the D.C. plastic bag tax,” Limbaugh said. On a related note, Limbaugh was “asked” to resign from ESPN’s NFL Countdown show in 2003 for saying that then-Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.
Cheh’s office has received a slew of nasty emails regarding her stance on D.C. rats, prompting Cheh to fire off a news release Thursday morning lamenting the “state of public discourse.”
“[Over] the past few days, the bill has been the subject of some national comment, and as a result, my inbox has been filled with emails disparaging me for requiring rats to be exported rather than killed (again, flatly not true). Firing off uninformed missives and calling me ‘babe’ must have been easier than actually reading the legislation.
“‘Babe’ was, however, not the only four-letter word I was called in the emails. For some examples of the well-reasoned policy suggestions I received, attached is a small sample. People have asked me whether government emails are censored. After going through my Council inbox this week, I can tell you that they are not.”
Cheh and her staff have said that the law prohibiting extermination exempts rats. The law says “commensal pests,” which refers to roof rats, Norway rats and house mice and in general refers to rodents that invade human living quarters, according to pest experts
What next? Garbage, needles, nuclear waste. Are we the dumping ground for everything. Apparently not rats. Where do possoms fit into this plan. It sounds like there is much ado about nothing. If DC is rat-dumping, then we need to do out own catch and release, right back across the Potomac. And on the other hand, is Cuccinelli once again jumping on something without finding out facts first? It sounds like that is the case this time.