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Rex in Regno suo superiores habet Deum et Legem.

The King in his Realm hath two superiors: God and the Law. -- Henry Care (1646-1688) on English liberties and the Magna Carta


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Chris Farley Does Newt

Back when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, to celebrate the first 100 days of the Republican-controlled Congress and the Contract With America, the House Republicans had a surprise visit from Saturday Night Live comedian Chris Farley, who did a great Newt impression on the show.

The performance he gave to the meeting is hilarious. The late Farley was so respectful of Newt and seemed genuinely honored to perform for them.

See the young, but still tan John Boehner. Dick ArmyArmey. (oops! as someone likes to say.) Sonny Bono. Tom Delay.

This gem was recovered thanks to a commenter on Jonah Goldberg’s essay on the bad Bret Baier–Mitt Romney interview. Govicide wrote:

Maybe Mitt would be happier if we brought Chris Farley back from the dead and Mitt could do Chris’ show on SNL? I can see it now:

Chris: You . . . uh . . . (slaps himself) . . . you remember Romneycare?

Mitt: Yes, yes, I do, Chris.

Chris: That was awesome.

If you’ve forgotten Farley’s nervous interviewer, here’s a bit of that with Jeff Daniels:

..and with Paul McCartney

Oh, yes, Mitt would have loved Farley as his interviewer instead of Baier. (In case you missed the Baier interview, Conservative Daily News has a clip of it.)

That comment caused comedian and New York Post editorialist Rob George to tweet how Farley used to do a great Newt. Isn’t Twitter great? (Thanks also to SooperMexican, whose tweet alerted me to the Jonah essay.)

Here’s just a bit more of Farley’s Newt for your enjoyment:

1 comment to Chris Farley Does Newt

  • Tudo

    gingrich announced that that communist roosevelt was the greatest president of the 20th century almost as soon as he took the gavel from dick gepharts hand. Some conservative eh? Who would he agree has had the greates “ideas”? Lenin? Marx? Certainly not Jefferson, Madison.

    Ginrich is a traitor and if you read about what that lowlife has actually done, what he really stands for I would find it difficult to imagine any decent person supporting him for any office. Maybe in Russia that cockroach.

    Ron Paul is the only candidate that has an unwavering record of defending our Constitution and addressing the problems that our country is facing. He had the foresight to predict and warn about the consequences throughout the years and the knowledge to put us back on the right track to restore our Constitutional Republic to be yet again a great nation.The rest do not have a record to stand that mirrors what they now say – Ron Paul does.

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