Monday, May 23, 2011

Lithgow Reads Gingrich

OMG, did you read Newt Gingrich's press release after the GOP jumped down his throat for criticizing the Ryan "get rid of Medicare and give 'em a voucher" plan? It's positively Shakespearean. You haven't lived until you've seen John Lithgow do a dramatic reading of it. Full text below the video.

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John Lithgow Performs Gingrich Press Release
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“The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding. Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness. They fired timidly at first, then the sheep not wanting to be dropped from the establishment’s cocktail party invite list unloaded their entire clip, firing without taking aim their distortions and falsehoods. Now they are left exposed by their bylines and handles. But surely they had killed him off. This is the way it always worked. A lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught. But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won’t be intimated by the political elite and are ready to take on the challenges America faces.”

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