Or put another way, pot supports kettle.

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – Gov. Nathan Deal is urging state legislators to support Newt Gingrich’s bid for president. In a letter to state Republicans, Deal encouraged legislators “to join me and many fellow Georgians in endorsing our next president, Georgia’s own, Newt Gingrich.”

He noted that Gingrich is leading the GOP field in many polls. Deal is Georgia state chairman of Gingrich’s White House campaign. The two served together in the U.S. House and Gingrich

More from the AJC: Nathan Deal cheerleads for Gingrich

Video below the fold from the press conference today, if you can stand it.

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5 Responses to Deal asks legislators to support Gingrich

  1. Dave Bearse says:

    Yet no leading GaGOP pols are supporting or publicly assembling support for T-SPLOST, unless the “I’m for it if my constiuents support it” constitutes support.

    Generally speaking, Dems that carry GOP T-SPLOST water without requiring MARTA/regional transit agency reform in exchange, know as little about politics as they do policy.

  2. JMPrince says:

    More Newt News from TNR for anyone paying attention:

    “The Forgotten Campaign: Lessons from the man who nearly stopped Newt”.
    Alec MacGillisDecember 14, 2011

    Gives a nod to “David Worley, the man who at age 32 came within 974 votes of keeping Gingrich from becoming a world-historical figure in the first place. It’s easy to forget, but, before Gingrich presided over the Republican Revolution of 1994, he very nearly lost his seat—even though he was, at the time, a twelve-year veteran of Congress and the second-ranking Republican in the House”.

    (It’s in their print issue, so only a paragraph or to on the web).


    Another TNR bit by sometime Ga. resident Ed Kilgore: “The GOP Establishment Hates Newt. He’s Going to Win Anyway”. Ed Kilgore December 13, 2011


    Funny or Die also has Newt’s required ‘Bad Lip Reading’ treatment, which strangely under performs and is much more benign than the real thing. JMP

  3. Juliana says:

    Looks like all the metro north/east cobb legislators are now with Newt.. last cycle Tom Price endorsed Romney-in fact my precinct went hard for Mittens. The rest of the state might have liked the Huckster, but not East Cobb.

    FWIW the only bumper stickers I’ve seen around are Newt and Cain in this area…

  4. JMPrince says:

    There’s a sound track for that, in keeping for the obviously funeral mood seen:


    That’s the short 2.23min version too. (Glass).

    I’m still not sure what role/part Bo seems to be playing here too. JMP

  5. JMPrince says:

    Still more fodder for the fire: From Fortune & CNN, “Newt Gingrich and his sleazy ways: A history lesson”, December 5, 2011: 11:38 AM ET

    “Gingrich’s work for Freddie Mac reminds us that Gingrich has always invoked the “historian” label to excuse his most questionable conduct”.
    By Roger Parloff, senior editor

    Ends with: “As Gingrich, the historian, would no doubt warn you: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.