I'm not surprised that Newt won in South Carolina. South Carolina is one of those states that daily affronts its African-American citizens by flying a Confederate flag at government buildings. What does surprise me is that so many South Carolina Republicans didn't know that lower taxes on capital gains is one of the main tenets of their party's economic policy, and that it meant that people like Mitt Romney wouldn't pay much in taxes. Indeed some Republicans (and not a few Democrats) have advocated eliminating taxes on capital gains entirely. Have they been spending so much time blogging about Obama's fake birth certificate that they missed that one?
Having done some research, J suggests that Newt more resembles the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. And yes, our email to one another is filled with conversations like this.