This is pure comedy! Newt Gingrich was the butt of a great joke by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor last weekend:
Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wound up her time as president of the Alfalfa Club on Saturday with remarks one wouldn’t expect to hear at her former place of employment.
The club’s sole mission is to put on a black-tie, steak-and-lobster feast while giving high-powered politicians and business leaders another opportunity to rub elbows and share some laughs. Saturday night’s dinner was, as in years past, off limits to reporters.
But according to two accounts, O’Connor waded into the Republican presidential campaign with a joke about Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich that drew a lot of laughter.
According to ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser, who was at the Capital Hilton for the dinner, O’Connor said that of the two leading Republican candidates, “one is a practicing polygamist, and he’s not even the Mormon.”
Romney is a Mormon, and often points out that he and his wife, Ann, have been married for 42 years. Gingrich’s three marriages have been much discussed in the campaign. The Reliable Source column in The Washington Post had a similar account.
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy also are Alfalfa Club members. O’Connor was among the first group of women admitted as members in the 1990s.
Kudos to O’Connor… That isht was fawking hilarious!