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Monday, Jul 29, 2013

* Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich posed for a picture with Republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard the other day. From Dillard’s Twitter page

* The Question: Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

44 Comments
  1. - SirLankselot - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:23 am:

    “Next on VH1: I love the 90s”


  2. - Empty Chair - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:26 am:

    You know what’s fun? Losing elections and then writing a book.


  3. - Darienite - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:28 am:

    “Just so you know Newt, I’m destroying this photo the day after the primary…..You’re squeezing my hand, Newt………..


  4. - Small Town Liberal - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:29 am:

    “Newt, he supports traditional families so much he’s had 3 of them.”


  5. - In the know - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:31 am:

    As an aside, the photo was taken at Darin LaHood’s biggest Peoria funder. In addition to Dillard: Brady, Rutherford staffers and a few congresscritters, were on hand (no Erica Harold). Seemed to be lots of people. Should help in HIS bid to go statewide if he decides to do that.


  6. - Loop Lady - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:32 am:

    “I am so glad that I have hand sanitizer in the car”…


  7. - Bill White - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:34 am:

    Kirk, you really should come visit Callista and me at my Moon Base.


  8. - MrJM - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:34 am:

    Newt & Dillard had better hope that third guy knows how to win a Republican primary…

    – MrJM


  9. - VPlena - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:37 am:

    Smile Newt. I shook Obama’s hand years ago. See where that got him.


  10. - Jake From Elwood - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:37 am:

    “Contract with America” meets “Contact with Edgar”


  11. - OurMagician - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:40 am:

    Newt, my first nametag says “Kirk dILlard”, the second one says “Jim Edgar approved”.


  12. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:42 am:

    “Son, I hope you’ve canned the fool who drew up those yard signs.”


  13. - Levi - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:46 am:

    “Why?”


  14. - Anon - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 11:57 am:

    Meet your new president and Vice President of the newly colonized Mars!


  15. - Shore - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 12:05 pm:

    “1994 called it wants its politicians back”

    a heckuva boehneresque tan on schock when you click on the photo. peoria must have excellent beach weather these days.


  16. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 12:10 pm:

    See - I told you I’m a conservative. If I wasn’t, why would i let myself be seen with this loser?


  17. - Norseman - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 12:16 pm:

    Gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard shake hands with former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich after their meeting about Gingrich becoming the Republican Illinois Lieutenant Governor candidate.


  18. - Whatever - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 12:18 pm:

    Nice doing business with you, and thanks for the loan. I gotta pay Ron back!


  19. - Amalia - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 12:22 pm:

    You lost the last primary. why am I shaking your hand?


  20. - Bill White - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 12:30 pm:

    You lost the last primary. Why am I shaking your hand?

    Well, YOU lost the last primary also. Why am I shaking YOUR hand?


  21. - Keyrock - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 12:41 pm:

    Two politicians closely associated with lard, and a third guy.


  22. - Nearly Normal - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 12:57 pm:

    More of the players who put the Old in the Grand Old Party!

    Or is it casting for a new 3 Stooges movie–gray hair version?


  23. - CircularFiringSquad - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 1:00 pm:

    Caption…dLARD finds only known GOPies who makes him look svelte


  24. - ??? - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 1:24 pm:

    I don’t have a caption, but is that guy on the left Rep. David Leitch?


  25. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 1:31 pm:

    Dull, Duller, Dillard.


  26. - zatoichi - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 1:41 pm:

    Newton: Wait a second. This IS a pickpocket scam!


  27. - VonKlutzenplatz - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 1:56 pm:

    Think about what the Obama comments will do to Dillard in a primary.
    This photo will have a similar impact in a general.


  28. - Bluefish - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 2:20 pm:

    The Over the Hill But Not Over Themselves Gang


  29. - Stones - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 2:35 pm:

    How did that guy sneak into the photo over Newt’s right shoulder?


  30. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 2:57 pm:

    Although thought to be a running Vaudevulle gag, this is the last known picture of the firm “Dewey, Cheetam, and Howe”…


  31. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 3:03 pm:

    “Taking nothing for granted, state Senator Kirk Dillard is cornering the ‘The Retired Republican Rotary Lobby’ or ‘3 “R”s’, with this picture of … Retired Speaker Newt Gingrich. Opposite of this page is the picture with Kirk Dillard with Retired Governor Jim Edgar.”


  32. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 3:04 pm:

    Those aren’t pillows!


  33. - Norseman - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 3:14 pm:

    Anonymous - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 3:04 pm

    Ouch!


  34. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 3:28 pm:

    “Please welcome the ‘GOP Diversity Squad’!”


  35. - mokenavince - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 3:47 pm:

    We want you to move back to the future, with us.


  36. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 3:52 pm:

    Nut, Newt, Nawt.


  37. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 3:55 pm:

    “I love Newt. He went ahead and married all the ones he fooled around with.”


  38. - A guy... - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 4:13 pm:

    It’s true that being in a picture with bigger,grayer and meaner guys will make you look smaller, younger and nicer. The guy on the left only accentuates the point. He might be the only guy this picture doesn’t haunt.


  39. - Joan P. - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 4:18 pm:

    Newt to handlers: “Who’s this guy? And what state am I in now?”


  40. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 4:27 pm:

    KD: Dave, can you please move out of the picture? I’m running for Governor for goodness sakes.

    DL: Well, it’s my Iphone!


  41. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 7:14 pm:

    Newt: So Sen. Lard, how’d you find your in-house graphic artist?

    D Lard: A senator from Arkansas I met at an ALEC hooked me up.

    https://twitter.com/kmcdonovgh/status/304736682891165699/photo/1/large


  42. - Just The Way It Is One - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 8:09 pm:

    “Kirk Dillard–The One Man in the Race You can ALways count on to have the Staunch Support of HAS-Beens!”


  43. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Jul 29, 13 @ 8:58 pm:

    word, that’s a great find.


  44. - Keyrock - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 7:44 am:

    Awesome work, Word.


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