watch out for newt on a beach near you

Steve Benen: Disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich recently boasted that presidential campaigns as extraordinary as his are only seen “once or twice in a century.” He may have been onto something. After all, it takes a special kind of presidential candidate to go on vacation three weeks after launching a campaign:

…..Gingrich has raised eyebrows among supporters and political observers by taking a vacation with his wife – during the same week prominent religious conservatives are gathering in Washington. Gingrich, who has been married three times, has been aggressively courting the religious conservatives, including many of the “pro-marriage” activists gathering in Washington.

Sure, everyone takes breaks, but Gingrich has been a candidate for three weeks. To borrow a 2008 cliche, if the former Speaker can’t even handle a month on the campaign trail without a vacation, how in the world does he expect to handle the pressure of being the president of the United States?

Full post here

Update: Exclusive photo of Newt on an unnamed beach today:

95 Responses to “watch out for newt on a beach near you”

  1. June 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I just watched bill maher and he was sticking up for Edwards and wiener!
    Oh, the pl are probably not having a very good time, with these two.

  2. 2 dotster
    June 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I like Gawker’s take on the Gingy: “A few weeks of casually campaigning for president has already exhausted Newt and Calista Gingrich who are taking a vacation to an undisclosed location. Wherever it is, they might as well just….stay there.”

  3. 5 Bill
    June 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I’ll bet that is a sight to behold, Newt and his wife on the beach.

  4. 6 cat48
    June 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hey Chipsticks! Good stories from Toledo!

    The Newtster on the Beach would be quite an “eyesore” Heh

    I sent you an email w/story & videos from Swampland. It seems since Paul Ryan is such an avid Ayn Rand fan that the Values Network is chasing him trying to hand him Bibles. Heh

    • 8 bjw2
      June 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      Dog whistle for the nut-jobs. Lets see before 1960 we had segregation, no civil rights amendments, no voting rights….yea bring back that exceptional america.

      Boy I’ll be glad when debate time comes so this president can tear them and their talking points to shreds.

  5. 9 Mae who love our CIC
    June 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    He might as well be on vacation. It will be a life time one for him.

  6. 10 Mae who love our CIC
    June 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I think newt realize that he does not have what it takes to be prez. He is just too old school for the long haul. His personal life won’t hold up to the scrutiny.

  7. 11 StR
    June 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    What to know where Newt is vacationing just ask Ariana Huffington…

    • 12 hopefruit2
      June 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

      Ariana is so turned on by Newt’s body – especially when he gets into his sleek green tankini. (BARF!)

  8. 13 utaustinliberal
    June 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    He takes a vacation three weeks after entering the race?…. what? – all those lies took a toll and he needed to refresh himself? Newt’s a joker. Oh yeah a campaign like his comes once or twice a century – just like an outbreak of E.coli posioning or a flare up of herpes.

  9. 14 Fred
    June 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Unfortunately I can’t help but imagine Pillsbury Doughboy in a swim trunk with his Moobies and gut out and about 🙄 😆 😆

  10. 17 lisalovesobama
    June 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Ms. Chips, I’m suing you for the destruction of my computer(I hurled juice onto it) and for emotional distress/ torment which has caused me to go blind. My lawyer will be in touch.

  11. 24 GGail
    June 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    GOOD LAWD Chipsticks! That picture is a HOOT!

  12. June 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    OMG!!!! now if I saw that coming towards me on a beach I would run.

  13. 26 meta
    June 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    OH, GEEZE!

  14. June 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm


  15. 30 Fred
    June 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    somewhere Borat is calling Doughboy and thanking him for stealing his errm;hell I don’t know how to call that green monstrosity 😆

  16. 31 Me4obama
    June 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Oh dear. My mind is damaged forever after seeing that Pot belly. Unless I see my president’s picture on the beach, life will never be the same. Chipsticks do something to make my mind recover from image.

  17. 43 Debz
    June 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    MY EYES! MY EYES! How could you do that? I will never get that picture out of my head.

  18. 46 hopefruit2
    June 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    What an ugly physique.

  19. 47 Debz
    June 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I’m with Me4obama, Chipsticks owe us some Obama porn to get that image out of our heads.

    • 48 utaustinliberal
      June 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      Hahahaha…. 😆 😆 some Obama porn
      I’m guessing you mean shirtless pics of POTUS on the beach and body surfing in Hawaii.

  20. 50 anniebella
    June 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    When I saw that picture of Newt, I started laughing and haven’t stop yet. Oh my gosh.

  21. June 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I don’t post much but good grief, Chip i think that picture should come with a goverment health warning.

  22. 56 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm


    Damn you, Chips!

  23. 60 GGail
    June 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Chipsticks, you sure know how to shake up a Saturday! ROFLMAO!!!!! You little devil you!

  24. 74 freder421
    June 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Am I, the only one that see a camel toe on the Newtser?

  25. 84 cat48
    June 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I told you Newtster would be an EYESORE on the Beach! Good thing I’ve got a strong stomach! 🙂

    Mr. President makes it all better though…….Thank you.

  26. 85 ber6964
    June 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Ohhh My!

  27. 86 desertflower
    June 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    You need to put a warning label on that! I nearly choked on my chicken sandwich when I saw that disgusting picture of what’s his face!

  28. 87 desertflower
    June 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Sign me up for that class action suit:) Funny. 3 days and rest. 3 days and rest.Just like the House of Representatives.Maybe THAT’S what he thinks he signed up for!

  29. 88 Sue in Minnesota
    June 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Reaching for the brain bleach….good lord that is offensive.

    • 89 Fred
      June 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      I need the Department of Homeland Security to show up with Hazmat suits on to disinfect me 😆

  30. 90 zizi
    June 4, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Chips, you have destroyed my eyesight completely. I’m sending my legal team to your house. You are gonna pay mightily for that pic of newt in a mankini. :LOL:

  31. 94 maritza
    June 4, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    We need to continue donating to https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/TheObamaDiary to keep that newt way from us!

  32. 95 freder421
    June 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Hey Chipsticks you need to put a big gold chain around Newt’s neck.

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