WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Speaker of The House Newt Gingrich is furious with his fellow Republican Rush Limbaugh and has called him crazy for his recent anti-NASA comments.
In mid December Limbaugh was quoted as saying that the United States needs to eliminate the National Aeronautics Space Administration.
The conservative radio talk show host explained that America is spending millions of dollars in its exploration of far away planets that most U.S. citizens will never even visit.
He then followed up by saying that we should be spending that money on much more important things such as country clubs, ski resorts, opera theaters, and yacht clubs.
Gingrich talked with Mistletoe Bulova of The Political Drive Thru Window and said that he had called up Limbaugh and told him that sometimes he tries so hard to be politically cute that he ends up making a palomino's butt of himself.
Newt added that he believes that Tubby, as the Democrats refer to Limbaugh, needs to cut back on his habit of smoking half a dozen 12-inch cigars on a daily basis.
The former speaker of the house said that he really and truly feels that the cigar fumes have entered Limbaugh's brain and are starting to cloud his sense of reasoning.
SIDENOTE: Miss Bulova tried to contact Mr. Limbaugh to get a comment on Gingrich's remarks but his answering service said that he was out shopping for cigars.