Satire: ‘How the Gingrich Stole Christmas’

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:48 EDT
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Newt Gingrich as the Grinch in a Funny or Die satire video. Screenshot via Funny or Die.
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As has become custom, comedy website Funny or Die is in high form this year with political satire just in time for the holidays. This time, it’s the logical target: Newt Gingrich, who’s name has all the letters for “Grinch” nearly in order.

In the animated short, comedian Paul F. Tompkins narrates a spin-off of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” featuring a green Gingrich whose head is far too large, as he schemes to take the presidency from Barack Obama.

The results are actually a bit more clever than you’d expect, even though this isn’t the first Gingrich/Grinch video we’ve seen this year.

This video is from Funny or Die.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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