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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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|Media | Prudence Potpourri

Do Pants Make the Man? Bret Baier Viewers Say Yes [Funny Video]

In the conservative blogosphere and twitter world, there’s a running joke about everyone preferring to go without wearing pants, commonly referred to as #NoPants. I’m not sure where this started, but comedian and conservative pundit Stephen Kruiser is one of the leaders of the pantsless revolution.

Not everyone is on board with the no-pants thing, though.

In celebration of Bret Baier’s fifth anniversary as the anchor of Fox News’ excellent Special Report, the guys with RealClearPolitics’ Morning Commute car interviews took Baier for a ride and got a funny pants story.

Safe to say, it scared the pants off of Baier to think someone was going to force him to publicly join the #NoPants movement.

|Campaign 2012 | Political Prudence

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: