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So Much for Newt...

Steve M: Gingrich takes unpopular stand, screws right wing pooch...

Damn -- I was rooting for this obnoxious SOB to join the '08 GOP race and break double digits, just in the hope that he'd help drag the party down. Alas, it can't possibly be:

Gingrich to Urge Action on Global Warming

Add former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to the list of former (and possibly future) politicians who are urging action to fight global warming. His forthcoming book, A Contract With the Earth, will present a 10 point plan of "market oriented" policies that will lead to a "bipartisan environmentalism."

The book is due in November, around the same time Gingrich said he would decide about a possible presidential race.

But … but … but global warming is a hoax, dammit! A hoax perpetrated by Algore! Et tu, Newtie?

"Market oriented" isn't going to help him. The base will never forgive him for this.

That report is from Taegan Goddard, who also tells us that another right-wing love object has deviated from correct thinking:

Fred Thompson (R) said in 1994, during his first run for the U.S. Senate, "that the ultimate decision to have an abortion 'must be made by the woman,'" according to the American Spectator.

Speaking to a reporter, Thompson said: "Government should stay out of it. No public financing. The ultimate decision must be made by the woman. Government should treat its citizens as adults capable of making moral decisions on their own."

That's gonna hurt, though I have a feeling the base will forgive Fred and just accept his flip-flop -- he's on TV! He played an admiral in a movie!


UPDATE: Told ya -- Freepers are calling him an "ecotard" (and one even says, "Et tu Newt?").

Steve M. blogs at No More Mister Nice Blog .

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