In the news last week, Newt Gingrich was in Iowa speaking to the Iowa Renewal Fuels Association. He called for the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency, replacing it with a new agency, the Environmental Solution Agency, that would pursue clean coal technology and rewrite regulations to encourage construction of small nuclear power plants.
I’ll say one thing for candidate Gingrich, he knows which side the bread is buttered on. Leave it to him to defend struggling coal plant operators, ethanol producers, or those who would build atomic plants; a business where the figures all come with at least nine zeros after them.
This Family Values Serial Philanderer, who made his bones attacking Speaker Jim Wright for using bogus book sales to raise campaign funds, was sanctioned himself as Speaker for using a tax-exempt college course for his campaign. He led the House move to impeach Clinton for screwing a staffer while he was screwing a staffer himself. This guy is a beaut. One of his ex-wives said that if American political orientation moved 180 degrees, from right to left, say; ol’ Newt would be right out front of the latest next thing, just trying to lead the parade. –Not ideological, just cynical.
I have trouble understanding why people would listen to somebody who would say anything to get elected.
Which reminds me of Mitt Romney, another dodgy presidential candidate. Romney was once elected Governor of Massachusetts, where he stood for abortion rights, gay rights, gun control and universal health insurance, but now he’s against all that. Have to wonder what he’ll be for next year.