Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Newt Speak

Just heard Mark Steyn mention a blog post from Pundit & Pundette that's critical of Newt Gingrich and which hits on his "portentous language". From the piece:   (Try it at home. It's mostly in the adverbs. Instead of saying, "Gee, Aunt Martha, this new pumpkin pie tastes delicious," spice it up with a few of Newt's favorite modifiers and your simple compliment will take on a grand and weighty significance: "This dramatically reconfigured, deeply compelling pumpkin pie tastes extraordinarily delicious.") 

6 comments:

The Informer said...

Do you like Newt Gingrich?

Bosch Fawstin said...

I don't. But I like Obama less.

The Informer said...

Why not?

Bosch Fawstin said...

Because he's a politician.

The Informer said...

Well, Herman Cain is going down (he was my top choice) and Mitt Romney is a big government republican and Rick Perry is the same, and then there's the four people in the back who have no chance of getting in the double digits.

Newt actaully has some sense.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Bolton was the one guy I would have proudly voted *for*. Cain was a guy I would have been pleased to have voted against Obama with, but it doesn't look like he's going to make it and he's got himself to blame, whether he's a philanderer or not, he has not given us a reason to vote for him in too long a time. Perry's weak on Islam and he's not running, but walking for president. Mitt Romney is a socialist, proven by Romneycare. And I cannot get the image of Gingrich sitting with Pelosi in that Al Gore funded global warming commercial out of my head, and the fact that he hasn't done anything great in politics, no great achievement to his name, and none in the private sector. But I will say that he's done well in these debates and next year is next year, we'll see where we are and take it from there.