Monday, May 23, 2011

The Final Nail in Newt's Coffin

It is not looking good for Newt Gingrich and his presidential campaign.  Gingrich has a long history of marital infidelity, is only slightly more conservative than Leon Trotsky, and not a single person in the country with the possible exception of Mrs. Gingrich actually likes the guy.  Now, we can be certain that Newt Gingrich will fail in his quest for the Republican nomination.  According to NY Daily News,
Newt Gingrich has been outed as an ABBA fan.  The Republican firebrand is such a fan of the sugary Swedish songsters that his cell phone ringtone is the group's hit "Dancing Queen." Gingrich also thinks "Mamma Mia," a movie starring Meryl Streep that features the tune, is "amazing."
"It's just fun," he said. "When they do 'Dancing Queen' in the movie, I just think it's a great sequence. I love that sequence -- the energy, the excitement."
Gingrich's secret passion for ABBA was revealed when his cell phone suddenly rang during a campaign stop in Iowa, where he has been trying to launch a presidential campaign.
"Dancing Queen," Gingrich sheepishly admitted, is his ringtone.
"My wife warned me this would happen," he said, referring to third wife, Calista.
If that's not a deal breaker for Republican voters, the party is doomed.


  1. HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What's wrong with ABBA??????????????? They are 1 of my guilty pleasures. (& NO, I didn't see the movie!)
    That aside, IMHO the final nail was put in when he was confronted by my fellow Iowan on 17 May. But he is claiming his recent Iowa appearance helped his campaign:

  2. You're allowed to like ABBA, I'm allowed to like ABBA (which I actually do), but a potential leader of the free world needs to keep that sort of thing to himself! ;)

  3. Just to clarify for the benefit of any potential employers or spouses, I only like ABBA a little bit. Really.

  4. Patrick wrote: "I only like ABBA a little bit. Really."
    Methinks he doth protest too much! ;)