This is not satire:
Newt Gingrich recently issued scathing remarks about the State Department's handling of diplomacy in the period leading up to the Iraq war. In response, a top official, US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Elizabeth Jones said
"Newt Gingrich does not speak in the name of the Pentagon and what he said is garbage."
"What Gingrich says does not interest me. He is an idiot and you can publish that."
But did you know this?
At the Gingrich Group website
, they note
an editorial in Forbes magazine by Steve Forbes:
Forbes pays tribute to Gingrich
In the latest issue of Forbes Magazine (March 31, 2003), Steve Forbes contends that Gingrich Group CEO Newt Gingrich would be the ideal candidate to oversee the re-structuring of post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. In making the assertion, Forbes pays tribute to Gingrich's political skill and nimbleness, knowledge of history and "absorbent mind".
(Crackpots of a feather, gather together.)