“Newt Gingrich is like the Italian Cruise Ship Captain”
I hate to actually agree on something with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. But you know what they say about a broken clock being right twice a day.
Tony Perkins said:
“I think, especially in the evangelical community, they understand the issue of forgiveness. But that does not necessarily translate into endorsing for leadership. When you look at the captain of the Costa Concordia, the guy who abandoned his responsibility — I mean, who’s going to put him in charge of a cruise ship again? I’m not getting on that cruise ship.”
And come to think of it, there are some other parallels between Newt Gingrich and Captain Francesco Schettino of the Costa Concordia captain. For instance:
Newt Gingrich’s reason for presenting his first wife with divorce papers while she was in the hospital undergoing cancer treatments: he was overcome by an uncontrollable patriotic love for America.
The reason Captain Francesco Schettino deserted the sinking Costa Concordia: he tripped and fell into a lifeboat.
Now what if these two wiggly slippery creatures switched places? If Captain Francesco Schettino took Newt Gingrich's place on the campaign trail — could anyone tell the difference?