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Sunday, April 12, 2009
You were saying, Newt?
Reason #244 not to listen to Newt Gingrich: he spends a lot of time braying about things he knows nothing about.

This morning on "This Week," the former disgraced House Speaker took his Twitter bitching about President Obama's handling of the Somali pirate capture of an American seaman to the big leagues. I suppose Newt, who gets exactly zero national security briefings or hell, briefings of any kind, wanted Obama to go out Dubya style: start blustering on television about nuking Somalia, and order the U.S.S. Bainbridge to blow the pirate dinghy out of the water with the Maersk captain still inside, or have Navy SEALs storm the ship, risking the captain's life. Just hours later, news reports said the captain had been rescued, after three dead-on (no pun intended) simultaneous shots by SEAL snipers who had parachuted in secret aboard the Bainbridge, and CNN reported that the president had on Friday given the Seals the go-ahead to use deadly force if necessary to save the captain's life.

Oops. Maybe Newt would do better commenting about Bo, the First Puppy?

Meanwhile, how much money do you reckon Capt. Richard Philips is going to rake in between the book, the movie and the "Law and Order" episode, and will Clooney get the lead in the feature?

CNN's coverage below:

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posted by JReid @ 7:22 PM  
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