PUTTING PRE-PUBESCENT AMERICA TO WORK  2:25 pm March 29, 2012

Ex-Child Janitor Trashes Newt Gingrich’s Revolutionary Economic Plan (VIDEO)

by Liz Colville

bye still again

At a Newt Gingrich event on Wednesday (THESE CONTINUE TO EXIST, though what is meant by “event” may only amount to a release of gas), a man who spent part of his high school years working as a janitor explained to Gingrich that, you know, if he has to be honest, better economic ideas have been proposed than having children clean up each other’s doo-doo and wee-wee in between classes. Hector Cendejas took time out of his life to go meet this human set of deflated bagpipes and tell him that he was “offended” by this great man’s revolutionary brainwave.

At the event, held at Georgetown University, Cendejas, a 2010 Georgetown graduate, had this to say:

Back in high school, I was a janitor in my own high school, which was a private school. For me, it was embarrassing to be a janitor at my own high school because I was with the rich kids. I was poor. My mom was working super hard. I did not feel empowered by serving my classmates. Why not invest on these kids to work for law firms, hospitals and get paid to develop better skills?

Gingrich’s response! It is a sight to see:

Did you find it useful financially to earn the money?

Cendejas (who also explained that his parents were undocumented immigrants):

I mean, I need to help my mom…Thank God I had Georgetown to save my butt, you know? … All my friends, they’re pregnant, they’re in gangs, in jail, and we did the same job, working as janitors. So for me, your remark was a little offensive towards me.

If you’re thinking that Gingrich’s response was, “Well maybe you should be grateful for that job, because maybe you were the best janitor of them all, and your dedication to getting the crap and the mold from the very top of the inside of the toilet bowl, where most people never look, really showed Georgetown that you could handle the kind of rigorous course load that this prestigious university requires of its students,” you would surprisingly be wrong. Instead the whoopie cushion replied:

I’m sorry if you were offended. Both of my daughters worked as janitors at the local Baptist Church and they earned the money and they didn’t think it was demeaning, and they actually liked the idea that they earned their own money as kids, and they kept their own money because they thought work had inherent dignity.

Cendejas was determined to let this Great American Debater get his money’s worth, so he retorted:

But they come from a wealthy family.

And so their janitorial duties were just quaint and faux-humble, and anyway, the ghost of Jesus would probably come into the bathroom stalls and pre-clean everything for the Gingrich gals.

G.A.D. couldn’t let the ex-janitor have the point, of course, so:

That’s not the point. You and I just disagree.

Oh, farts, that’s the end of that. Anyway, here’s the video:

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Trannysurprise March 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm

This lack of contraception at Georgetown is really pissing people off.

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Normally, people at Georgetown only have surprise sex

Callyson March 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm

This lack of contraception by Newt's mom is really pissing people off.

nounverb911 March 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

"Both of my daughters worked as janitors at the local Baptist Church"
Is that after you abandoned their mother?

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

And this word, janitor, I don't think it means they cleaned up after the pastor…

ph7 March 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Cleaning a high school bathroom v. a Baptist Church bathroom? I suspect people shit before they go to church, not during halftime of the sermon. And, in any event you gotta figure people use their best shitting etiquette in god's house. High school bathroom? Might as well by the NJ Turnpike Rest Area 37 stalls.

Barb March 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Did he charge this young man $50.00 to ask a question?

anniegetyerfun March 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Oh, look, Newt put on his condescending face for this one! I mean, not that he ever takes it off.

And I call bullshit on his kids EVER working as janitors. They might have helped straighted up the cupcake table at one point.

boobookitteh March 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Exactly. If his daughters ever had to clean up poo stains, I'll lick his toilet seat.

starfanglednut March 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Oooooh! Another animal in a hoodie. Cuuuute!

Ruhe March 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm

His "condescending face"…that's the one where the dog whistles for itself. No doubt Newt is already working on a way to encode this story in such a way that he can tell it to his next audience. Something like "You may have heard about my encounter the other day with a man of Hispanic heritage who related to me that he had an actual job once but didn't like it and I thought to myself 'well, these people. what are you going to do?'"…only sufficiently cryptologized to be playable on Fox.

Not_So_Much March 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Hard to imagine he's ever been near a snack table that wasn't licked clean.

SorosBot March 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Are you suggesting that Newt might have – lied? Perish the thought!

IncenseDebate March 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

So Newt's requirement of two bathrooms is a job creation plan?

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

If he had a bigger asshole, he could employ the state of Mississippi

Graham Cracker March 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I don't think he could be a bigger asshole.

SteveMcCroskey March 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Another picture of a turd?

Oh. Just Newt.

Fukui-sanYesOta March 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Did you find it useful financially to earn the money?

Said the man whose political campaign relies on handouts from wealthy fucksticks.

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

In fairness to Newt, what he does for that money is very close to cleaning shit off a floor. With a toothbrush

Allmighty_Manos March 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

In about six months or so, we will all have forgotten that Newt ever ran for president to begin with. Any partial memories of this unfortunate event we will assume to be the product of a bad dream.

GuanoFaucet March 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Kid should have retorted:

"Did you find it useful financially to leave your cancer-stricken wife?"

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm

You get my vote for "comment o' the day"

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Hispanic! Deport the little pendejo!

bikerlaureate March 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

That’s not the point. You're just wrong and I just disagree.

James Michael Curley March 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

That photo reminds me how glad I am that I am not Japanese.
Also, I have always feared that some day something will come up from the pipes and bite me in the ass.

nounverb911 March 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

They have those in Italy too, also.

V572 Hogan Gidley March 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

"Bombsight" is the proper name of this style of plumbing fixture.

James Michael Curley March 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Yea, sure! Now you’re going to tell me it was invented by General Doolitle.

Jukesgrrl March 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I was in one of those-style bathrooms at the Acropolis of Athens when it was invaded by a tour group of Mary Kay Cosmetic sales ladiez from Newtie's home state of Georgia, USA. Never before or since have I seen so many people having their minds blown at one time … and it wasn't from the beauty of the Parthenon. "I'm supposed to WHAAAAT??" and "Whatdaya meeeeeen there's no toilet paper!!!" And, yes, they all looked like Callista. I was tempted to invite the Japanese tourists in to take pictures.

nounverb911 March 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

And what embarrassing jobs did my fellow Wonkettes have while in high school? I drove a bookmobile for the local library.

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Blowing the drama teacher.

What? It paid well. I got a ride home every day.

MissTaken March 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I handled balls at the mini golf course. Learned a lot from those balls.

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Did you try your hand at putts?

prommie March 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I was a frycook for a large seafood restaurant, not at all unlike spongebob squarepants, but I did graduate to saute cook and broiler cook and finally, king of the line, "coordinator."

Generation[redacted] March 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I would eat gross stuff for a dollar.

Jus_Wonderin March 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

"Is it meat, or cake?"

–George Carlin

Jus_Wonderin March 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I worked at the "Wise Stop". Uniquely named as it was owned by the Wise family. I am not sure what I made per hour but it was in a small town so it was fun. Working the cashbox, stocking, cutting meat, mopping, locking up at night at 9 (looking over my shoulder so I didn't get clubbed by a ne'r-do-well.

SorosBot March 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I was on a work scholarship at a private school, but didn't have to do anything so humiliating; the first year I stuffed envelopes, after that I worked in the library, which was actually kind of fun.

The job I later got at Woolworth's, not so much. I still cringe at the memory of one time when an old lady pissed in the middle of the store.

MissTaken March 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I'd piss my pants too if I saw a gigantic robot at a store.

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

We tried keeping Mom home but she fought us

dinkybossetti March 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I worked at a horribly snooty wedding gift shop, where I was talked down to constantly by people who thought they were smart and wonderful simply because they had money. I was fired for being "sullen and disdainful." A couple actually took my boss out to lunch to tell her that I was sullen and disdainful because getting a poor high school girl who is trying to save money for college fired is a sensible use of an adult's time and money.

Then I got the best job I've ever had, at a local toy store, where no one ever complained about my personality.

GuyClinch March 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Built skateboards at a shop in Dayton called, naturally, "Surf Ohio"

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I saw that movie: surfer kid from SoCal moves to Ohio, tries to skateboard, ends up playing on the local ice hockey team and screwing up miserably, but redeems himself when it turns out he's an awesome rollerblader and he wins the championship against a gang of private school thugs by leaping off the third story of a parking garage. Think Seth Green was in it.

lisawines March 30, 2012 at 7:43 am

I sold Viviane Woodard cosmetics and learned to say 'character lines' instead of 'wrinkles' and to never say pluck (fuck); only say tweeze (tease). I was very successful in selling only to my republican mother and aunts and spent the money on Sinsemilia.

bumfug March 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Nothing is too demeaning for Newt if the money's right. Fifty bucks a picture? That's nothing – by May he'll be riding Calista around in a bikini on his shoulders then letting guys sniff his neck for a dollar.

Jus_Wonderin March 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Ewww. Summer's Queef? (Is that too rude?)

Jukesgrrl March 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Next stop Sturgis, where Grampa Crash auctioned off Cindy.

mavenmaven March 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Newt who? (too soon?)

RadioStalingrad March 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Not soon enough.

Baconzgood March 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm

See the two comments above. ^^^

skoalrebel March 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Who needs janitors anyway? [spit!] People should be self reliant and clean up after themselves. [spit!] That's how I go through life, and look where it's got me. Winning!

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

You got a little something on your shirt…

Baconzgood March 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Where did all these beer cans come from?

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Newt should have pointed out that he obviously didn't go to that good of private school if he didn't learn to be quiet and consider himself lucky that the job creators at the school let him near their crumbs.

FakaktaSouth March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I find it incredibly fitting that everytime I clean the nasty pee film off the floor by my toilet, (thanks 11yo boy) I am reminded of Speaker Gingrich's opinions.

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm

My mom made us scrub that up

Wait til he learns about masturbation…shit's gotta be chiseled when it hardens

Fare la Volpe March 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

"I snapped a towel in half. IN. HALF."

LesBontemps March 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Time to invest in tube socks?

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm

What? I don't do that anymore.

Or any less…

prommie March 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Now you have planted a vision in my brain, there you are, on your hands and knees, scrubbing at the nasty pee film . . . .

We could play "DSK and the Maid."

FakaktaSouth March 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I'll bring the maid's costume, you bring the beret, cigarettes and snotty attitude (and maybe lube, especially if things are gonna get surprise-y)

prommie March 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Oui oui, mon cher

DaRooster March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

We should send all of the janitor jobs to China… that way these Messicans will quit complaining…

RadioStalingrad March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

re: Post Pic
Is that Newt's final resting place?
A rather unusual sarcophagus.

nonbeliever7 March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

You know, that puffy little guy sounds smart. He should run for president or something. Who is he again?

Fukui-sanYesOta March 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I think he was in the original Ghostbusters.

Generation[redacted] March 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Is he the one who slimed Bill Murray? I thought he looked familiar!

hagajim March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Why hasn't this gasbag gone the way of Lou Sarah?

Jus_Wonderin March 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Why hasn't Lou Sarah gone the way of Lou Sarah? Ouch, that hurt my brain.

Blueb4sunrise March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Everybody Gingriches

Chill-A-Sketch March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Candejas vs. Pendejo.

boobookitteh March 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Yes Newt, there is absolutely no difference between putting in a few light hours for pocket money and cleaning up your rich classmates' poo stains to help your Mom pay the rent.

elviouslyqueer March 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm

That’s not the point. You and I just disagree.

And there it is, the conservative answer to every argument they can't possibly hope to win. Especially ones in which it's pointed out to them that they are dead. fucking. wrong.

Fare la Volpe March 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm

You're not being fair and balanced to my bullshit!!

Joshua Norton March 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Gingrich thinks if brownly shaded peeps would just pull themselves together they could support themselves with huge speaking fees.

Ruhe March 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Certainly there are several equally complex schools of thought on the character-building value of cleaning up poop. Intelligent people can disagree on this.

Baconzgood March 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

"So for me, your remarkS ARE a WAY offensive towards me."

-Baconzgood-

weej_bain March 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm
rickmaci March 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

You know which other right wing demagogue thought "Arbeit macht frei (Work Will Make You Free)"!

V572 Hogan Gidley March 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Yeah but the Nazis who wrought that in iron above the gate at Auschwitz meant it ironically. Big kidders, those Nazis!

Generation[redacted] March 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

And they say Germans don't have a sense of humor!

rickmaci March 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

And you think Newtzi isn't being ironic when he says a poor Hispanic kid working as a janitor for his rich class mates should feel better because of the work?

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Speaking as someone who worked in their middle school cafeteria in order to get free lunches, newt can go get fucked. Preferably to death but I won't insist on that.

Laissez_Queer March 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Now that's a urinal cake worth a careful aim.

Serolf_Divad March 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

To be fair to Newt, his plan wasn't just about hiring poor kids to suck up the taunting and abuse as they clean up the toilet stalls that their wealthier peers have soiled, it was also about firing the janitors for making "too much money" ($10.00 an hour or thereabouts) cleaning up high-school kids shit stains.

MissTaken March 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm

they earned their own money as kids, and they kept their own money because they thought work had inherent dignity.

So are you saying that kids who work hard, and give all their money to their financially insecure parents don't think that work has inherent dignity?

Fuck you and the bloated sack of bile you call a face.

actor212 March 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I think he means he allowed his kids to keep the money because they felt that work had inherent dignity, rather than confiscate it and use it to buy Callista a new whore diamond.

larryfinexx March 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

If Newt wants headlines he should of told this janitor to go eat some tacos and go back to Mexico.

rickmaci March 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Missed a real opportunity to stir up the base, didn't he? Newty is loosing it.

miss_grundy March 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

He could have called the young man a "macaca", the way that Repugnant Allen from Va. did.

James Michael Curley March 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Bring back the draft! Get them at 17, or in the case of Georgia – right out of the third grade. After two months Basic in Ft. Benning, they'll know how to clean toilets and they'll love it.. YES! DRILL SERGEANT!

Redhead March 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm

"Both of my daughters worked as janitors at the local Baptist Church"

Hey Newt. I think you and your daughters may have different ideas of what "polishing the youth minister's door knob" means.

CountryClubJihadi March 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I'm sure the local Baptist Church had maxi pads stuck to the stall walls, poop in the urinals and loogies on the mirrors. Those girls probably just picked up the paper cups and napkins after coffee hour.

Jus_Wonderin March 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Can anyone here tell me if Newt has said what his job was in high school/college???? I am curious. (Newt is an asshat, if I haven't said that lately.)

SorosBot March 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm

You mean aside from fucking his math teacher?

PubOption March 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Now, there's a job for that Hispanic astronaut.

KennyFuckingPowers March 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

College of the Ozarks exclusive? WTF?

DahBoner March 30, 2012 at 8:05 am

3 teeth and a hound dog!

WiscDad March 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Don't matter..Moot will only be the President of the United Moons of the Universe

BarackMyWorld March 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm

At a Newt Gingrich event on Wednesday (THESE CONTINUE TO EXIST, though what is meant by “event” may only amount to a release of gas)…

And it wasn't even a book signing!

pinkocommi March 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Not surprising that Gingrich thinks that the poors – and probably the blahs too – should clean up the shit in toilets to escape poverty, given that he earns yacht-loads of Tiffany diamonds trading in utter and complete bullshit everyday.

starfanglednut March 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I think he specifically meant the blah poors.

randcoolcatdaddy March 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Maybe it's just me, but the Republican candidates for President are sounding more and more each day like a villan from a Charles Dickens novel.

miss_grundy March 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Wait a minute, when haven't they sounded like villains from a Charles Dickens novel? They've sounded this way since 1980 when Reagan got into the White House. After thirty years of this shite I wish they would just shut up.

lulzmonger March 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm

URIAH HEEP LIBEL!

owhatever March 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Seems that a lot of people are disagreeing with the Moonbat these days. That's the point, Newt.

ttommyunger March 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

"That’s not the point. You and I just disagree." Or, more accurately: I am just completely disagreeable, I mean, totally.

donner_froh March 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm

But they come from a wealthy family.

That’s not the point.

Right. Money is never point when dealing with people who have (or have access to) a lot of it.

starfanglednut March 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

'I'm sorry if you were offended" The classic republican apology. Aaaaaargh!

He can't even contemplate that he might be wrong. It's just that (poor/brown/blah/vaginally equipped) people are too stupid to understand his brilliant insights and visionary strategies.

Isyaignert March 30, 2012 at 1:19 am

Haha – that's a Turkish toilet! I'll never forget my first encounter with one in southern France. I thought it was the shower, but quickly figured it out when I got a whif of the drain.

DahBoner March 30, 2012 at 9:28 am

I figured out they definately were not designed for people who wear pants, so I always took my pants off first…

DahBoner March 30, 2012 at 8:03 am

I don't know what child janitors are complaing about.

If they get hungry, there's those FREE mints at the bottom of the urinals….

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