6:53 am in Uncategorized by Liz Berry
TWINS SEPARATED AT BIRTH?*
In addition to an exaggerated sense of self-worth, they are both quitters who chose personal profit over service to the people.
Gingrich cares more about making money than he cares about serving the people. In that aspect he is a Sarah Palin junior. In 1998 Republicans lost five seats in the House in the 1998 elections—the worst midterm performance in 64 years for a party that didn’t hold the presidency. Polls showed that the attempt to remove President Clinton from office, by Gingrich and the Republican Party, was deeply unpopular among voters. (Considering their campaign these last three years against President Obama , it doesn’t look like they have learned anything. But President Obama has his own unpopularity issues to deal with.)
Gingrich suffered much of the blame for the election loss. Facing a rebellion in the Republican caucus, he announced on November 5, 1998, that he would not only stand down as Speaker, but would leave the House as well. Gingrich made this announcement only a day after being elected to an 11th term from his district. Commenting on his departure, Gingrich said, “I’m willing to lead but I’m not willing to preside over people who are cannibals. Do you wonder why the leadership of the Republican party hate Gingrich?
Sarah Palin, was elected Governor of Alaska in 2006. In July of 2009, 18 months before the end of her term as governor, she left office. It was a great choice for her in terms of personal profit. Palin’s salary as governor of Alaska was $68,000 a year. It’s not likely that she would have been re-elected in 2010. Palin would have been forgotten by the end of 2010 had she stayed in Alaska. Her total earnings for that time period from the state of Alaska would have been about $102,000. Sarah Palin’s net worth in 2011 was reported at $14million. There is no way that Palin could have stayed down on the farm in Alaska with the people who elected her to serve them and garnered that kind of money.
*The difference in their years would explain a lot in regard to the younger twin–what with oxygen deprivation from having been in the birth canal for 21 years. However, it certainly did not dull her ability to add 2+2 when it comes to her own personal profitability.
Look for the Romney Team to label Gingrich a “quitter”. Republicans hate quitters–regardless how deep the rut.