via Attaturk at flickr.com

Oh thank goodness, finally the GOP Presidential field is not just one Sarah Palin joke after another.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will launch a presidential “exploratory” campaign this week, becoming the first big-name GOP candidate to take a formal step toward a White House bid.

Ultimately the ol’ bag o’ gas will not run in my opinion because it will be a lot of this:

“You adamantly oppose gay rights . . . but you’ve also been married three times and admitted to having an affair with your current wife while you were still married to your second,” said Isabel Friedman, president of the Penn Democrats…how do you reconcile this hypocritical interpretation of the religious values that you so vigorously defend?”

Of course, maybe he will run because as his second wife knows, he’s just that deluded:

“It doesn’t matter what I do,” he answered. “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”