OH HEY! REMEMBER WHEN NEWT GINGRICH WAS BRIEFLY CONSIDERED A VIABLE CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?! Just kidding. No, I mean, he was, but this picture doesn’t really mean anything. It’s a classic case of PARTISAN POLITICS to look at this picture and think that it means anything. Because guess what: Barack Obama–excuse me–President Barack Obama referenced Snooki in a publicly televised speech, which is WAY WORSE! Admittedly, it was the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which is basically Washington DC’s version of The Jay Leno Show (never forget), but still. That’s the president! The good president! The one that we were like “oh man, love this guy!” So this is nothing. They met on the set of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno! Speak of the devil! Of course they did. What a great episode of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It’s too bad they don’t sell DVDs of that show! That show is a keeper. And so is this photo! What a cool press opportunity (cool press opportunity) for Snooki to look like she I don’t even know what, and for the Gingriches to seem a little more youthful, a little less like a pair of philandering Crypt Keepers. Calista even tweeted it. Twitter! The kids love Twitter these days. Well, they used to. Pretty sure this tweet officially ended Twitter. Goodnight, Twitter! You were a beautiful bird that flew too close to the Provaxil. (I just made up that drug name! Because old people take drugs! And Calista and Newt are old! Please RT.) (Via @callygingrich via @artalamo.)

Comments (26)
  1. I wonder if they talked about what it’s like to be in The SItuation Room.

  2. Can we all agree that regardless of the nomination, it was an extremely good year when it came to Republicans being idiots?

    • The Gingrich campaign was just a weird horrible mess, but one of the weirdest thing about it was the way that it kept pushing Calista into the limelight?

      Newt’s adultery and callous disposal of his previous wives is one of the easiest things to dislike about the guy. People who don’t follow politics know that he divorced two wives, one of whom was in the hospital with cancer, after cheating with the subsequent wife. But they kept holding out Calista, like America was just going to fall in love with the helmet-haired little owlface if we just got a chance.

  3. Leno: Hey Kev, you know we have Newt on the show tonight right? You heard about this? Yeea, I just ran into him backstage and he showed me his new cool Android device. He also showed me his phone.

  4. Overheard backstage: “OMG WE’RE MATCHING! BFF FOREVER!” “That is redundant, Calista.”

  5. Callista Gingrich is probably the only woman in America who pays a stylist to add 20 years to her appearance.

  6. Poll: with these 3 standing next to the sign for “Artist Dressing [rooms]” who most deserves the title of “artist?”

  7. Not pictured: dignity.

  8. Gingrich Twitter Lol

  9. let’s get these trolls a bridge to crawl under.

  10. I was once coincidentally on the same plane flight as Newt and Calista Gingrich. I guess this means I’m two Kevin Bacon degrees from Snooki now?

  11. I like this content. I would like more of this content. No offense to Ms. Gordon, but this is the kind of content that makes Videogum interesting and a reason to visit.

    And just like that I became Steve Winwood…

  12. I would like this photo to be recreated with all Bobby Moynihans in character.

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