Earlier this month when the J6 Committee extended it’s cordial invitation to testify about his complicity in attempting to destroy our democracy to the disgraced and discredited former GOP Speaker of the House and serial adulterer, Newt Leroy Gingrich, who was famously forced from his Speakership after the debacle of the 1998 mid-term election in which his party became the first House Majority in 64 years to lose seats impelling Republicans to replace the serial adulterer with a serial child-rapist at their head – to their ever lasting shame if they had any – former GOP ad-man and current never-Trumper Rick Wilson appeared with Katie Phang on MSNBC to give the Newtster some unsolicited advice regarding his upcoming testimony before that committee this week, advice that Gingrich, who will with little doubt appear in his ever affected cloak of smarminess and pomposity, will likely not heed.
“Katie, there’s a rule in Washington that if you say Newt Gingrich’s name three times, he appears like the Candyman,” said Wilson. “He pops up like a bad penny over and over again. In one way, I’m not shocked at all. Because Gingrich is an opportunist. He saw Trump as a great way to enhance his fading profile, so of course, he’s going to give Trump the terrible advice he’s given generations of Republican politicians. And I’m delighted, actually, that one more person who can be an element in unraveling this entire maze that the Trump effort to overturn the election put together has been called to account.”
Despite the Candyman being portrayed as an African-American in the series of films based on Clive Barker’s novels, I believe the ever erudite Wilson, in comparing Gingrich to Barkers equally disturbing protagonist, Rick more likely relied on his
his written depiction of the ghoul –
“He was bright to the point of gaudiness: His flesh was a waxy yellow. His thin lips are pale blue. His wild eyes are glittering as if their irises are set with rubies. His jacket was patchwork and his trousers are the same. He looked, [Helen] thought, almost ridiculous with his bloodstained motley and the hint of rouge on his jaundiced cheeks.”
Yeah, that’s our Newt.
Excepting for a slight upgrade in wardrobe.
“The committee, I think, will get a lot out of Newt,” said Wilson. “He is a guy who communicates with a lot of people. He talks on the phone with a lot of people. You’ll get his text messages, his calls, the metadata of who he was talking to. And this is a guy who loves to put himself in the middle of anything. So I think this is going to be a valuable lead for the committee to run down. And it’s a reminder that, for all the other trouble that Donald Trump and his team of skells and goons and weirdos right now are facing. They still face the 1/6 Committee until January of next year. And hell hath no fury like Liz Cheney and the people of that committee if Newt Gingrich wants to play games with them. I think it’s going to turn very ugly, very fast.”
I agree with Wilson that the committee will likely elicit a lot of info from Newt, as the guy likes running his head almost as much as he likes cashing in on the rubes with his bad histories, and, given his track record of being cashiered from positions of some influence, whether it be the History Department of the prestigious West Georgia College denying him tenure for his insistence on unsuccessfully running for Congress on their dime instead of, you know… teaching history… or House Republicans kicking him to the curb for pursuing a more charming, charismatic and imminently more successful serial adulterer to their ultimate disadvantage, Newt will likely survey the moment, and, again, miscalculate.
I think Rick is also correct that things could get ugly and fast if Gingrich plays games with Liz and the committee.
He hasn’t fooled anyone with half a brain yet.