Newt Shows Us His Inner Lunar Tic

Newt Gingrich, wishing to be thought of as a “visionary,” speaks of colonizing the Moon and getting to Mars “within a remarkably short time.” Here he is, as explained by Slate’s Lawrence Krauss:

Newt Gingrich described himself as a visionary when he unveiled plans Wednesday to create a mammoth new space program, including a permanent colony on the moon within the next nine years. Within eight years, he pledges a new Mars rocket program—specifically, a “continually operating propulsion system capable of getting to Mars within a remarkably short time.” He also reiterated his plan to declare at least part of the moon as U.S. territory, with colonists capable of petitioning for statehood status.

Apparently Newt, playboy though he may be, has forgotten that the Moon is a harsh mistress

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  • MandT  On Friday January 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    “continually operating propulsion system”—-explains Newtie to a ‘T.’

    • Steve  On Saturday January 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      MandT – 😆

      Wasn’t there a conservative guy on the Web named Hindraker, whom many people called Hindrocket? and separately, a YouTube video of a bunch of frat boys sticking fireworks rockets in their posteriors? I guess that’s Newt… “continually operating propulson systems” indeed, although I think he probably meant “continuously.”

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