September 03, 2008

Newt takes MSNBC reporter Palin critics to the woodshed

One of MSNBC's correspondents working the floor of the GOP convention asked Newt Gingrich about Sarah Palin's qualifications to be on the ticket.

Gingrich answered with a broadside -- or was that a fusillade? -- aimed at her critics, leaving the journalist stunned.

Posted by Mike Lief at September 3, 2008 07:45 AM | TrackBack


What a body slam! Newt took that MSNBC reporter to the mat! Newt set the tone. Conservatives, Republicans - it's now time to come out and fight for what we believe in!

Posted by: Bart at September 3, 2008 06:40 PM

OK, where to begin. I obviously respect you. We've been friends for nearly 30 years. But your comments here are just plain stupid. You either didn't listen to what was said or you're so ready to hear what you expect to hear, that it no longer matters what was actually said.

The reporter said, in total, "But to be fair, her resume is not something were familiar seeing with presidential candidates."

Surely there can be no disagreement with that? Obama's resume may be lighter than Palin's. I won't argue that here, though I strongly disagree with that assessment. But the reporter didn't mention Obama. He just said her (Palin's) resume is not something we're familiar with seeing in a presidential candidate. That's true, but you've somehow adopted what Newt says thereafter, attacking the reporter for attacking Palin as compared to Obama, even though the reporter didn't do so.

Newt's being a politician and answering the question that he wants to answer, not what he was asked. I disagree with most of your political stuff here, but I think you have every right to spew it. This comment is just plain wrong and warrants a retraction.

Fair enough. I must have listened with one ear tied behind my back. I'll edit the post to reflect your well-founded critique. -- Mike

Posted by: Bull Butz at September 4, 2008 09:43 PM

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