News Roundup for 6/9/11

Building demolished with implosion
The Gingrich campaign

-Headline of the day-
"Gingrich presidential campaign implodes."

That hero of epic poetry, Newt Gingrich, is pretty much done. According to the report, his presidential campaign blew a gasket today "with his entire senior staff resigning en masse."

Part of the problem is that Newt's an idiot. The report tells us that among "the issues leading to the resignations... was the two-week vacation that Gingrich and his wife, Callista, insisted upon taking against the advice of his top political staff. Coming as it did after one of the most disastrous campaign launches in recent memory, it raised questions as to whether Gingrich would be willing to 'commit time to the grassroots.'"

Given the context, "commit time to the grassroots" seems to translate roughly as "do work."

"I am committed to running the substantive, solutions-oriented campaign I set out to run earlier this spring," Gingrich responded in a statement. "The campaign begins anew Sunday in Los Angeles."

Yes Newt, I'm sure that's what you'd like to believe. (The Fix)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, Dogboy and Mr. Dan are back! Yay! And they;re here to tell us all about the debt ceiling.

Danny Appleseed
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You can tell Mr. Dan is the rightwing one, because when it comes to economics, he's clueless. (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"Top Republican National Committee official involved in Wisconsin GOP shenanigans."

And the head of the RNC used to be the head of the Wisconsin Republican Party.

What an amazing coincidence! (Plum Line)

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