Also, I worry about someone out there (a reporter, a political operative digging for dirt) googling something like "Newt kinky nudity" and ending up here. (Oops... too late) Not quite as paranoid as it might sound. Right after the Heisman trophy presentation show, I mentioned it and said something about the winner and got an uncomfortable number of hits searching for blogs talking about that. Spankingblogville is in it's own little quiet corner of the internet, and not sure I want to post stuff on politics and risk non-spanko folks coming here. However, I like the metaphor of the beach ball in the swimming pool when discussing suppression of urges (the harder and deeper you try to push it down, the more violent it will explode above the water the minute you slip.) So I'm going to try and include a couple of paragraphs of my political thoughts at the end of spanking related posts from time to time so I don't explode and spew political vitriole.
Where was I? Oh yeah... Newt. No, not the frequent commentator on The Pink Report...
|Not Noot Gunray from Star Wars, either...|
- I think racking up that much debt at Tiffany's shows a lack of judgment;
- I think he touts his record and accomplishments as Speaker of the House that were far easier to accomplish during a booming economy than they would be to accomplish in the next four years;
- I think he was instrumental in ushering in the hyper-partisanship in Congress which has been detrimental to the country in the last two decades, including shutting down the government (you know, the one he was supposed to be helping to run) for political reasons;
- I think he made a name for himself in playing a key role in ousting then-Speaker Jim Wright for a sweet book deal back in the late 80's and then years later was forced to resign as Speaker following revelations of his own even sweeter and far more lucrative book deal;
- I think he has some good ideas but also some horrible ones - a national curriculum set by the Dept. of Education?! Yeah, that's really conservative. Seemingly contemplating adopting the Ron Paul gold standard idea?! Yeah, let's base our entire economy on a finite resource and take our monetary policy out of the hands of those evil American elite Ivy League grads at the Fed and leave it to the whim of... some union of mineworkers in South Africa!
Note that I didn't even mention his domestic issues, because well, I'm a secret spanko and haven't even talked about "is spanking cheating" yet and don't want to
But still... I was very happy he won in South Carolina. A week before, the news media was about to crown Mitt Romney the Republican nominee based on a few thousand votes of folks in Iowa and New Hampshire. Setting aside any concern about the intelligence of the few undecided folks making the difference in states that had been inundated with politics... I think presidential politics are too important to be decided by that small a number of voters. (Don't get me started on the electoral college!) Now it seems it is a real race and there will be more time to flesh out the positions and personalities of the candidates so America can make a more informed decision. (And I can get all riled up watching more debates.)
At least these two didn't make it far past Iowa.