Newtie's nine lives
If Newt Gingrich really has been run out of the presidential race because he dissed Paul Ryan's "throw grandma from the train" wreck, my faith in karma and poetic justice have been renewed. No one on the planet deserves to be hoist by his own petard more than Newtie.
But don't worry. He'll be back. He was after all, finally forced to resign from the House after surviving at least one coup attempt by his own leadership team. He was next seen at the GOP convention giving an afternoon speech introducing the American Beach Volleyball team.
The next time we saw him he was advising the US Military in the wake of 9/11:
March 25th 2003
The universe of ousted House Speaker Newt Gingrich continues to expand. Not only is he giving advice to war planners at Central Command, but he's also suggesting policy strategies to the White House and offering lines for Bush speeches.
The man's a survivor.