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Oh, the perils of Democracy

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When Rick Perry heard that Newt Gingrich compared his failing to be on the Virginia ballot to the attack on Pearl Harbor, Perry just shrugged and said “Aw, Newt should leave the Germans out of this.”

The truly hilarious thing about Gingrich screwing up his petition for the ballot is that it is his current state of residence and has been for sometime. Certainly since he married his current wife the Chicken Lady.

All part of Newt’s legacy as a lawmaker, and here’s another.

Between 1984 and 2009, the median net worth of a member of the House more than doubled, according to the analysis of financial disclosures, from $280,000 to $725,000 in inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars, excluding home ­equity.

Over the same period, the wealth of an American family has declined slightly, with the comparable median figure sliding from $20,600 to $20,500, according to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics from the University of Michigan.

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Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

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