7/20/17

The payoff

Here's another swamp drainer from The Party of Family Values, and God's Suffering (Can't Get the Votes) Servant.

Newt Gingrich, that paragon of Republican values, gets his reward

And now, for his support of Trump, he is getting the ultimate patronage: the chance to live in Rome on the taxpayer’s dime while his wife, the president of Gingrich Productions, enjoys a plum posting. Newt, who converted to Catholicism several years ago, set his wife up nicely for the job by co-hosting two videos with her about Pope John Paul II, produced with a Gingrich political ally.
But if it is good news for the Gingriches, it is an(other) insult to Francis from Trump, who has sparred with the pope over immigration and climate change. Newt carried on a six-year extramarital affair with Callista in the 1990s when she, 23 years his junior, was a House staffer and he, as speaker, led the impeachment of Bill Clinton over his extramarital affair with an intern. National Catholic Reporter’s Michael Sean Winters called it “astonishing that a party that celebrates family values at every turn has a president who is on his third wife and who has bragged about his extramarital affairs and who is appointing an ambassador to the Vatican who had a six-year affair with her future husband while he was still married to his second wife.”

We can only wonder when Ol' Heel Spurs' evangelical whores will gather again for a laying on of hands blessing and photo op. They may not, though. For decades, a good many evangelicals and especially fundies have considered Catlicks to be Jesus-eatin' Mary-worshipin' godless heretics. JFK's speech to the Dallas Ministerial Mob, while brilliant, had no lasting effect.