Serial adulterer and barely relevant Republican presidential Candidate, Newt Gingrich, appalled many with his Dickensian economic child labor plan of having school children from impoverished neighborhoods perform custodial duties. Despite having the obligatory “I’m not Mitt Romney” moment of popularity, Newt has failed miserably in the primaries, having only won South Carolina, and is scaling back staff faster than Mitt Romney fires factory workers. But that certainly hasn’t stopped people from expressing their complete and utter disgust of Gingrich.
During an event (apparently Newt still has them) at Georgetown University, a former Georgetown student who used to work as a janitor expressed his contempt to the fledgling presidential candidate over his janitor remarks.
“For me, it was embarrassing to be a janitor at my own high school. … I was poor. My mom was working super hard. I did not feel empowered by serving my classmates,” Hector Cendejas said, according to the Washington Post. “Why not invest on these kids to work for a law firm?”
“Your remark was a little offensive to me,” added Cendejas. (Source:Huffington Post)
Kudos Mr. Cendejas for standing up to this bloviating blimp of bombast and saying what everyone else was already thinking!
Despite Mr. Cendejas’s beautifully executed words, Gingrich still clings to his position.
According to WaPo:
Gingrich sparred with the young man, countering that his daughters worked as janitors and had found the job a fruitful one.”But they come from a wealthy family,” the young man said, to some boos from the crowd. “I wasn’t wealthy,” Gingrich responded, to applause. “I wasn’t wealthy. You know, I just disagree.” (Source:Huffington Post)
Apparently Newt knows as much about janitorial work as he does monogamy, as janitors are often unappreciated, hard workers who are often the subject of scorn and ridicule by a society that frowns upon honest labor.
Michael is a comedian/VO artist/Columnist extraordinaire, who co-wrote an award-nominated comedy, produces a chapter of Laughing Liberally, wrote for NY Times Laugh Lines, guest-blogged for Joe Biden, and writes a column for MSNBC.com affiliated Cagle Media. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook, Youtube, and like NJ Laughing Liberally Lab. Seriously, follow him or he’ll send you a photo of Rush Limbaugh bending over in a thong.