While “fastest mind in the West” Rick Santorum managed to invent an entirely new race of humans the blahs in the course of a losing battle with the English language as he backtracked on his comments that he doesn’t want to help black people with public assistance, Newt Gingrich took the opposite tack following his similarly repulsive statement, “I’m prepared if the NAACP invites me, I’ll go to their convention and talk about why the African American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps,” and responded to the general outcry with the clarification that oh yeah, he forgot he meant to include Latinos, too.
From an interview on CBS News:
“Obviously, I’m happy to go and talk to anybody in America. I went on to say I’d be happy to talk to any Latino group or any other group that was interested in talking about having paychecks rather than food stamps,” Gingrich said.
In other words, Newt Gingrich is available for speaking engagements, and that’s really the only paycheck he’s talking about. [CBS]Related