Brave GOP Candidate Tackles NYC’s Ultimate Symbol of Excess

01.17.12 Bucky Turco

Looking to make his last stand in South Carolina by appealing to the racist, union-hating Republican mob who attended last night’s Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate, Newt Gingrich lashed out at NYC public school janitors.

Citing erroneous salary figures, like he did in December, the former House speaker said because of unions, those versed in the custodial arts make an “absurd amount of money.” He also reiterated his education plan for students, black ones in particular:

“You could take one janitor and hire 30 some kids to work in the school for the price of one janitor, and those 30 kids would be a lot less likely to drop out. They would actually have money in their pocket. They’d learn to show up for work.”

I believe he was quoting Martin Luther King Jr.’s lesser known, “I Have A Nightmare” speech.