Limerick Ode To Newt’s Latest Temper Tantrum

Newt Gingrich seemed way off his game at last night’s Florida debate. And at first, I attributed this to Mitt Romney’s new, improved debating style.

But Newt apparently needs the adrenalin rush that comes with cheers and applause. And last night’s NBC debate rules precluded such a rush: Audience feedback was limited, in the interest of using the time for actual debating.

So now Newt (always on the outlook for another excuse to bash the media) is petulantly threatening to boycott any debate that limits the audience’s free speech:

Mr. Gingrich’s performance in the debate in Tampa on Monday night was far more muted. Critics noted that he seemed to be off his game. The National Journal, which co-hosted the NBC debate, compared Gingrich to “a stand-up comedian whose routine suffers without echoes of laughter egging him on.”

Mr. Gingrich clearly noticed something was off, too. “We’re going to serve notice on future debates,” he told Fox. “We’re just not going to allow that to happen. That’s wrong. The media doesn’t control free speech. People ought to be allowed to applaud if they want to.”

Hmmm…., I wonder how Newt feels about boos.

Limerick Ode To Newt’s Latest Temper Tantrum
By Madeleine Begun Kane

No cheering at last night’s debate!
This has Gingrich quite peeved and irate.
He says cheers from the crowd
Simply must be allowed.
Without cheers, will Newt Gingrich deflate?

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9 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Newt’s Latest Temper Tantrum”

  1. justin says:

    Speaker Gingrich moved to impeach
    His Commander ‘n Chief( th’ reprehensible leech!)
    Now Newt’s ex-bride rises to deride
    His need for some on the side
    Ain’t it true,those who can’t do, always teach!

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks for your fun verse, Justin!

  3. Jolly Roger says:

    The White House job that Newt prizes,
    may be out of reach due to rises
    His unsatisfied schlong,
    keeps stringing him along,
    And leads to a life full of crisis

  4. oldfolk says:

    Newt reminds me of Granny Gringrch

  5. paradoctor says:

    Newt Gingrich once asked me, with rue
    “Now what can a demogogue do?
    For I am not allowed
    To take cheers from the crowd
    And I fear that they might instead boo.”

  6. J Sardo says:

    No cheering at last night’s debate
    Left Newt to wonder his fate.
    Perhaps history’s his calling
    So before his next mauling
    He should admit he’s not all that great.

  7. J Sardo says:

    An historian true to form
    Newt seeks only to inform
    While he pockets the cash
    For his fees unabashed
    In Washington he’s truly the norm.

  8. Linn Hamilton says:

    Newt is a liar,
    His pants are on fire.
    He is a gal hopper,
    A real time stopper.
    He sings to the choir,
    But he will go no higher.

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone for joining in and versifying about Newt!