I was watching the Faux News channel at the gym today while using the elliptical machine. Newt Gingrich, perennial bloviator and irrelevant husband of the Ambassador to the Vatican, was on Neil Cavuto’s show talking about Trump’s thoroughly disgusting “speech” to the Boy Scouts of America at their annual Jamboree yesterday.
At one point he remarked approvingly about the size of the crowd, over 40,000 (mostly adolescent boys). In an attempt to conflate the Jamboree with a political rally, he made it sound like all in attendance had been there only to hear Trump speak.
Neil Cavuto, bless his little heart, demurred gently but firmly by saying he, too, had been in attendance with his own son and went on to quickly state twice it was “a captive audience,” meaning all these pre-pubertal and pre-voting age children had been there for a completely different reason than to listen to a campaign-style narcissistic rant from the crazy person who just happens to inhabit the White House presently.
It wasn’t a full-throated smackdown of Newtie, but I must say it warmed the cockles of my heart.