Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Let Them Fete Newt

Elsewhere wise folks like Tom Hilton take apart Newt Gingrich's ridiculous myopic (emphasis on the my) "victory or death" column. But here I'd like to point out Gingrich is ever aware of his context, for as the Manchester Union Leader reports:

Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message.

Where did Gingrich give this message? At the annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment award dinner, which fetes people and organizations that stand up for freedom of speech. How exactly we identify terrorists and separate them from, oh, 150 groups and individuals in more than 20 states who thought they were part of peace organizations, the Newt-ster doesn't say. But he does also say this:

"We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade."

Guess he didn't hear about New Orleans, and refuses to believe the terrorists might come disguised as crappy levees.


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