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John Lithgow In The Performance Of A Lifetime . . . As Newt Gingrich

Editor’s note: This originally ran in May of 2011, when Newt first struck out as a candidate. He wrote an epic speech then that the media absolutely skewered. Here is that original campaign-ending speech, courtesy of The Colbert Report and performed in grandiose fashion by the great John Lithgow.

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In case you missed it last week, here’s John Lithgow on The Colbert Report¬†performing a hysterical reading of Newt’s “my first week was a disaster but I’m not quitting yet” press release. And yes, this is completely verbatim.


Originally submitted by Brandon W. Found on Colbert Nation.