The Today Show this morning needed an expert to comment on the Petraeus Affair. Newt Gingrich was conveniently available. Newt has appeared on the Today Show more than any other public figure with the exception of Donald Trump. Trump was evidently busy getting his revolution off the ground floor.
There is a kind of cynical logic to the Gingrich choice. Sexual dalliance is right in Gingrich's wheelhouse. He has been called a serial adulterer. So Matt Lauer knew he would get the lowdown straight from the satyr's mouth.
But Gingrich failed to shed much light on the subject . Other than to remind the TV audience about Petraeus's sterling military record. Or was that what the other interviewee said, the retired Lieutenant who wore a cowboy hat and an outrageously loud jacket that looked like it was cobbled together from a few American flags?
After a question about Obama's reelection---Gingrich was blindsided like everyone else in the Fox News bubble---Lauer brought up the real reason for Gingrich's epiphany on the Today set so early on a Monday morning: his new book, "Victory at Yorktown".
This book is another historical novel that Gingrich has been grinding out. Gingrich had help from a co-author, William Forstchen. While holding up the book for the cameras, Lauer asked Gingrich if the book had anything new to say worth reading about. Gingrich, smiling broadly, seemed to relish the sweet pitch Lauer delivered, and he took his best home run cut. Yes, it shows what a great general that Washington was!
Such a revolutionary idea! You see, Washington pulled a fast one and moved his army to Yorktown and squeezed the British forces under Cornwallis against the sea. Forcing Cornwallis to call it quits.
Gingrich left out one important fact. The French fleet had sealed off any British escape to the sea. Well, you don't expect a Republican to give any credit to those Frogs, do you? Especially one who--- judging from his full figure--- must love those freedom fries with his burgers.
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