Human paraquat and flailing GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has inserted himself into the Gibson Guitar raid saga with the finesse and good timing of a garden slug.
Appearing this morning on Nashville's The Steve Gill Show, Gingrich — who according to a recent CNN poll is pulling a mere 5 percent, tying with Sharia law-obsessed gas-station pizza guy — chided the Obama administration for its Aug. 24 raid on Gibson's Tennessee facilities.
But the former Speaker of the House and diamond aficionado stretched the limits of reality by saying the raid's infamy would surpass the United States' selling of guns to Mexican drug cartels that, you know, kill people.
“I think Gibson Guitar is going to eventually pass Fast and Furious as a major example of what is wrong with the Obama Administration,” Gingrich noted. “The idea that you would have armed agents at a guitar factory over wood, is a government that has lost its mind. I am trying to get the House and Senate to hold hearings; to produce every single decision document, produce the schedule of every single meeting, figure out who made these decisions and get them fired. There is no reason we should tolerate bureaucrats who come into a totally peaceful environment, close it down, force the workers to go home, and tell the tourists it is shut down. This is a profoundly destructive act and if they can do it to Gibson Guitar they can do it to anybody else.”
And who would know better than Gingrich about the perils of "bureaucrats who come into a totally peaceful environment, close it down, force the workers to go home, and tell the tourists it is shut down?"