A chilling announcement at the Brookings Institute Luncheon yesterday from Newt Gingrich, architect of the "Contract on America," and fearless leader who once suggested that the children of people who could not support them without public assistance be put into orphanages where more suitable people could adopt them, that he plans to run for the presidency barring the announcement of a candidate he likes.
"If at that point there's still a vacuum . . . then we'll probably do something," Gingrich said, prompting the enthusiastic campaign slogan:
Gingrich Sucks 2008
The announcement has prompted the corporate endorsements of Hoover, Bissell and Dirt Devil, the latter announcing that final touches are being made to the designs of a new vacuum model, the "Newtie" which sucks equally hard whether upright or hand held. Go Dirt Devil!