Here’s a video of Newt Gingrich being interviewed by MSNBC’s reporter Ron Allen. A transcript is available below the video:
Allen: But to be fair, her resumé is not something that we’re familiar seeing with Presidential candidates.
Gingrich: It’s stronger than Barack Obama’s. I don’t know why you guys walk around saying this baloney. She has a stronger resume than Obama. She’s been a real mayor, he hasn’t. She has been a real governor, he hasn’t. She’s been in charge of the Alaskan National Guard, he hasn’t. She was a whistle-blower who defeated an incumbent mayor. He has never once shown that kind of courage. She’s a whistle-blower who turned in the chairman of her own party and got him fined $12,000. I’ve never seen Obama do one thing like that. She took on the incumbent governor of her own party and beat him, and then she beat a former Democratic governor in the general election. I don’t know of a single thing Obama’s done except talk and write. I’d like you to tell me one thing Senator Obama’s done.
Allen: Thanks very much, Mr. Speaker. I’m going to leave it there. I’m not going to argue the case. Thanks very much.
And then he goes back to Keith Olbermann who goes to a commercial break. Unfortunately, Olbermann doesn’t have videos up from yesterday, and MSNBC doesn’t seem to have anything else up either. If anybody has the response from Olbermann, I’d love to link to it!
But that was pretty awesome. Like I say, the media needs to be put in its place sometimes, and boy did Gingrich do that!
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