VIDEO: Newt Gingrich, space cadet


Talk about space cadets... Newton Leroy Gingrich, if the moon boot fits...

He wants a permanent U.S. base on the moon "by the end of [his] second term.” Methinks he's had one hard landing too many.

Via Think Progress:

A budget-conscious President Obama ended the program for a lunar colony and moon trip after NASA reported it didn’t have the money for any part of the plan, “and even if it were to get a budget infusion, the schedule was unworkable.”

Gingrich also wants a “mirror system in space [that] could provide the light equivalent of many full moons” for nighttime driving. Yeah, he's someone you want making crucial decisions for this country of ours.

Speaking of decisions, "as House Speaker, Newt Gingrich cut NASA funding by almost a billion dollars" (as tweeted by Andrew Kaczynski, more here). Via Deseret News, February 7, 1995:

And in 1986, well, read this for yourself:

H/t: Andrew, again.