Which was why we invited them - along with the skinny mayor from New York - to the White House after lunch. But they arrived together both demanding snack trays. Cheese, crackers, cookies, the turkey for tonight's dinner with all the sides, gone in under 20 minutes. What was more impressive was Newt's ability to eat a turkey leg, measure the drapes in the Oval, and operate his 45-slide PowerPoint presentation on himself, which segued into a 45-slide presentation on education reform, all at the same time.
It's not clear what Reverend Al was doing here, but we couldn't help but notice that all of the White House M&Ms were missing after he left. Big Guy was so shaken by the experience of sitting with the three of them, that he accidentally signed an extension on the DC school voucher program without noticing it. If this strategy weren't so elegant, I'd swear the Republicans dreamed it up.