To the moon, Newt


Newt Gingrich seems to be channeling either Jackie Gleason or Ray Bradbury right now. Personally, I think alunar base would be awesome in a sci-fi, Trekkie kinda way but the Apollo program, uh, took off when the economy was purring like a cat with a Harley implant. I wouldn’t, however, object if we sent Newt to the moon: he could be the Lunar Kaiser instead of a mere candidate pandering to Florida’s Space Coast.

11 thoughts on “To the moon, Newt

  1. thebewilderness says:

    I thought we had already resolved the question of who owns the moon with the moon treaty.
    I guess since it hasn’t been ratified he figures he can just blow it off and claim it as a US territory. That won’t cause any problems at all. Certainly not.

  2. MichaelF says:

    Treaty aside, yeah, send Newt and as many wingnuts as will fit…

  3. darrelplant says:

    Newt is just laying plans to have low-g sex with wife number 4.

  4. Interrobang says:

    You mean “Ray Bradbury”? Well, Bradbury’s a Republican, at least.

  5. adrastos says:

    Oops. Changed the spelling. Gleason was a Gooper too.

  6. MapleStreet says:

    How does the moon base play with Newt’s posse? Spending a lot of money for something which absolutely won’t pay off for at least a decade? Taking the opportunity away from a private company? The jobs created aren’t blue collar. etc.
    I’d love a moon base too. But does he have any idea of what needs to be done to lay the groundwork?

  7. Jay in Oregon says:

    Here’s a sample from a promotional movie coming out about Newt Gingrich’s plan for a moonbase:

  8. pansypoo says:

    treaty schmeaty.

  9. Tracy says:

    Remember Chapell’w ‘black bush’ where He was mocking the first Bush jr. term. I was just watching a clip of that and he has a bit about the moon … and MARS Bitches! Laughed my ass off. Later that same day, I’m drivng home and I hear friggin Newt talk about a permanent moon base. It would have been funny if it I weren’t so frightened for my country right now.

  10. Tom Allen says:

    Wasn’t the Apollo program and the rest of the Space Race basically the US/Soviet Arms Race in drag? Us showing them we could build and fire missiles farther and with more accuracy, and vice versa?

  11. MapleStreet says:

    Tom Allen, unfortunately I can’t find a “like” button under your post.

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