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Quote of the Week: Gingrich compares Hillary Clinton to Kim Kardashian

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Newt Gingrich complimented Bill Clinton while undercutting the former president’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, comparing one to a legendary actor and the other to a reality star famous for being famous.

Gingrich, the former House speaker, failed presidential candidate, TV pundit, and lover of all things lunar and zoo animals, was discussing on his CNN show “Crossfire” Tuesday night everyone’s favorite topic: Hillary, and how former president Clinton defended her for saying they were “dead broke” when they left the White House.

But Gingrich said Hillary Clinton can’t match her husband’s political prowess. And his analogy has made him the Loop Quote of the Week winner.

“You have to understand the problem Bill has,” Gingrich said. “Bill is to politics what Fred Astaire was to dancing, he is just automatically amazing, and he wants to have Ginger Rogers out there dancing, just as Fred Astaire did. Instead it’s a little bit like watching Kim Kardashian get kicked off the set by Prince because she couldn’t dance.”

Gingrich further patronized, suggesting the former president has watched his wife stumble and said, “Come on honey, you can do it.”

Guess Bill Clinton can take heart that Gingrich — a driving force during his impeachment — now thinks he’s “amazing?”

Ginger Rogers she is not, but Hillary Clinton has been known to get down. Remember her moves in Johannesburg?

Colby Itkowitz is the lead anchor of the Inspired Life blog. She previously covered the quirks of national politics and the federal government.



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