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America’s Next Top Doosh

Newt Gingrich?

ts-newt-gingrich-chagrinedOn Monday, Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle in a rush to catch a plane out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to attend meetings with various Senators in Washington, D.C.  She stopped at the White House first, than popped over to a clinic to get x-rays, a cast, and some crutches before heading back to the Hill for her meetings.

Yesterday, The Huffington Post published this story:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor today of faking a broken ankle in order to get sympathy votes during her Senate confirmation.

“She’s only wearing that fake cast to help her rack up votes,” Mr. Gingrich said. “The minute she’s confirmed, she’ll whip it off and start dancing a jig.”

While Ms. Sotomayor reportedly broke her ankle while rushing to catch a plane, the former House Speaker said, “The fake-ankle-cast thing is the oldest trick in the book.”

Mr. Gingrich said that if Ms. Sotomayor was counting on arousing the empathy of Republican senators by faking a broken ankle, she was “sorely mistaken.”

“Ms. Sotomayor needs to brush up on her law,” he said. “Last time I checked, empathy was unconstitutional.”

It’s getting so hard to tell the difference between the Republican Party and parody of the Republican Party that for a full fifteen minutes I didn’t even question whether or not this story was true.  I just rolled my eyes and thought “Oh, for fuck’s sake.”  And then I saw it was a story written by comedian Andy Borowitz.

What with all the “she’s a Latina racist,” “La Raza is the Latina KKK,” “she eats weird Puerto Rican food” bullshit, the GOP has gone so far beyond the bounds of reasonable discourse that there is almost nothing that could be said about them that I wouldn’t believe.


June 10, 2009 - Posted by | Culture Critic, Doosh Watch 2009, Politiks | , , , , , , , ,


  1. Ha! I also thought the story was true at first.

    Comment by WhoMee | June 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. They got me good. But I understand the fakiness. Sometimes you need to fake a gall bladder attack for the pain pills. We’ve all been there. Am I right? Huh?

    Comment by cookiebees | June 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. Cookie, I’ll give you a phone number to call next time you need some pills. He doesn’t ask, so you don’t tell.

    Comment by WhoMee | June 10, 2009 | Reply

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