Thursday, January 19, 2012

If You Were a Car...

What kind of a car would you be?  The Wichita Bureau is amused that Newt Gingrich views his former wife as a Jaguar, and the incumbent as a Chevvie ("nearly old enough to be a Cougar," growls Wichita, in an uncharacteristic lapse of chivalry).  Which segues to: what sort of car-personality is right for ol' Newty?   Something ahead of its time, but not quite right for the market, like the Edsel, for example?  A  Delorean has more by way of daring and imagination (forget about the cocaine).  But it is likely to lose out in any head to head showdown with the Batmobile.

Actually, I suspect it is wild choices like this that got ol 'Newtie into the kind of troubles that seem to beset him.  The party is, after all, still American, and Republican.  In the end, I suspect nothing says "Grand Old Party" quite so emphatically as the 1934 Belchfire Runabout, plate number 313. 

BTW, all those Huffpost quotes from the ABC interview--didn't I read all that stuff a couple of weeks ago, if not before?  Or don't they have internet in South Carolina?


jacklymartin said...

Wichita Bureau impressed by the fact that Newt Gingrich sees his former wife, a Jaguar, and acts as Chevvie.

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New York Crank said...

Personally, I see Newt as a bumper car in a carnival.

Crankily yours,
The New York Crank