Colbert: Some might call Newt a ‘sociopathic p*ssyhound’

By David Ferguson
Friday, January 27, 2012 9:13 EDT
google plus icon
Screengrab of Colbert discussing Newt's infidelities
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

Politics makes for strange bedfellows, but few could be stranger than thrice-married serial adulterer and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Fox News psychiatrist and moral scold Dr. Keith Ablow.

Nonetheless, Ablow’s recent column on Gingrich posits that somehow Newt’s multiple infidelities make him more qualified to be president of the United States. Of course, Newt himself has staked out this position before.

It’s all a bit much to take. Stephen Colbert extrapolated Ablow’s convoluted reasoning on Thursday night’s The Colbert Report, and arrived at the conclusion that yes, in fact, Newt Gingrich may be a brave and courageous man who followed his heart, “or whatever it was that was throbbing so loudly.”

He added, though, that some people who lack Dr. Ablow’s psychiatric expertise might simply “misdiagnose” Newt as a “sociopathic pussyhound.”

Watch the clip (contains some strong language) embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.