Newt Gingrich with ickky egg on his face once again! After saying that Republican DeDe Scozzafava's exit from the NY23 race was "statesmanlike," Scozzafava endorsed Democrat David Owens today. See post election update below.
Scozzafava did the "statesman like thing in dropping out..." said Newt. That enraged he when I read it this morning because I ignored it because he also admitted that "the age of party leaders picking people is over.
How wrong can one man be about the principles of the party he once led? One thing is certain, that rarified air Gingrich breaths bears a bit of a stench today.
In the meantime, Scozzafava supposedly withdrew from the NY 23rd District special election for a U.S. House seat because Doug Hoffman, a Republican running on the Conservative Party ticket, left her in the dust in the polls. Newt saw that as statesmanlike, A Hoffman spokesman called her a turncoat.
Those in the camp of the Conservative candidate Douglas L. Hoffman called Ms. Scozzafava a turncoat.Here is DeDe Scozzafava's statement:
“This afternoon Dede Scozzafava betrayed the GOP,“ Senior Communications Advisor Rob Ryan said in a statement. “She endorsed a Pelosi Democrat who will spend more, tax more, and push the liberal agenda that is dragging down this nation.”
Many of you have asked me whom you should support on Tuesday. Since announcing the suspension of my campaign, I have thought long and hard about what is best for the people of this District, and how to answer your questions. This is not a decision that I have made lightly.
You know me, and throughout my career, I have been always been an independent voice for the people I represent. I have stood for our honest principles, and a truthful discussion of the issues, even when it cost me personally and politically. Since beginning my campaign, I have told you that this election is not about me; it's about the people of this District.
It is in this spirit that I am writing to let you know I am supporting Bill Owens for Congress and urge you to do the same.
Scozzafava has received endorsements from the socialist ACORN-fronted Working Families Party (WFP) in the past. The WFP is a political party that strongly endorsed Barack Obama. She supports abortion, union card check, and legislation to codify same-sex marriage.
Scozzafava's husband, Ron McDougall is the head union organizer for the Jefferson-Lewis-St.Lawrence Country Central Labor Council that was instrumental in creating the Working Families Party. She was also endorsed by the UAW, of which Ron McDougall is a member. Just like a Democrat Newt? Do you get it now? Can you hear us now?
Hot Air has the story of a conference all with the Hoffman campaign.
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