The statement by Newt Gingrich’s campaign equating his disqualification from the Virginia GOP primary ballot and Pearl Harbor wasn’t the first time he has taken to exploiting that day of infamy. Last year on Pearl Harbor day Newt decided to use the day of remembrance to his own financial gains:
On a day when Americans remember the lives that were sacrificed during the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Gingrich reminded us all what this momentous occasion is really all about when he chirpily tweeted, “The 69th anniversary of the japanese attack is a good time to remind folks of our novels pearl harbor and days of infamy newt.”
Newt later decided to delete that tweet, but not before reminding the world that he views horrible days like that as a day to increase his personal wealth. Not very presidential if you ask me.