*+-Tom Degan: It isn’t very often that one happens upon a politician as delightfully sleazy as Newt Gingrich. The man is a walking, talking caricature.
*+-Tom Degan: The sad, pathetic truth of the matter is that on the evening of Tuesday, November 4, 1980 I got so falling-down intoxicated, I voted for the man just as a joke. A failed, “B” movie actor in the White House? That ought to be good for a nice, long chuckle , I thought.