Newt Gingrich as Axl Rose

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Newt Gingrich as Axl Rose
Newt Gingrich as Axl Rose
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It’s Friday, so go with us on this!

By now you’ve probably heard of Newt Gingrich’s serious campaign woes/potential fatal blow. And if you haven’t, here’s the short of it: His top aides including spokesman Rick Tyler, campaign manager Rob Johnson, and strategists Dave Carney and Sam Dawson resigned on Thursday. In addition, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is defecting to Pawlenty’s camp.

And if you find Tyler’s exit somewhat interesting after his staunch defense to the Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone, you’re probably not alone. Tyler bristled over Meet the Press’ David Gregory, and his interview with Gingrich and basically hit back with some pretty impressive/totally visual zeal:

But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won’t be intimated by the political elite and are ready to take on the challenges America faces.

But that was back in May, and now things are different.  And essentially Gingrich is kinda out there on his own…the abandoned leader of his very own Guns N’ Roses if you will.

Was it the Tiffany’s bill? Was it the trip to the Greek Isles? Maybe.

Anyone with a passing knowledge of the L.A. quasi-glam rock band (and…isn’t that basically everyone on the planet?) is hip to the fact that G N’ R is Axl these days (And Tommy Stinson…but that’s another matter.) has basically been a revolving door since Steven Adler got the boot in 1990. And according to dearest Wikipedia, Izzy jumped ship in 1991, Slash in ‘96, and McKagan in ‘97.

And granted, that’s not quite the same mass exodus that Gingrich is currently experiencing, but in the end, the damage ends up being the same: You’re up there on the stage alone with cornrows and a new backing band.

And much like Axl has done, Gingrich is pressing on with the campaign. And who knows? Maybe 2020 will be his “Chinese Democracy”.

Maybe one day, his staff will write a tell all sorta like Steven Adler’s unflinching memoir “My Appetite for Destruction”.

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich as Axl Rose

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