An MSNBC Reporter tonight learned a very important lesson about political Journalism, you don’t mess with Gingrich. Fresh from the evenings activities Gingrich was approached on the convention floor by MSNBC’s Ron Allen who said to the former Speaker, “But to be fair, her resume is not something we’re familiar seeing with presidential candidates.”
This didn’t sit well with Gingrich who strongly replied (video embedded above):
It’s stronger than Barack Obama’s. I don’t know why you guys walk around saying this baloney. She has a stronger resume than Obama. She’s been a real mayor, he hasn’t. She has been a real governor, he hasn’t. She’s been in charge of the Alaskan National Guard, he hasn’t. She was a whistleblower who defeated an incumbent mayor. He has never once shown that kind of courage. She’s a whistleblower who turned in the chairman of her own party and got him fined $12,000. I’ve never seen Obama do one thing like that. She took on the incumbent governor of her own party and beat him, and then she beat a former Democratic governor in the general election. I don’t know of a single thing Obama’s done except talk and write.
Newt then challenged Allen:
I’d like you to tell me one thing Sen. Obama’s done.
With that, Allen retreated, and said:
Thanks very much, Mr. Speaker. I’m going to leave it there. I’m not going to argue the case. Thanks very much.
Hmmm. Imagine that. I guess folks like Allen are only willing to argue the case when there’s nobody playing the part of the defense attorney.How convenient.