'Goodnight Moon Colony' Spoofs Gingrich Campaign

Comedy Central offers parody of 'Goodnight Moon'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2012 8:10 AM CDT
'Goodnight Moon Colony' Spoofs Gingrich Campaign
Newt Gingrich pauses while announcing that he is suspending his presidential campaign, Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Arlington, Va.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Now that Newt Gingrich has finally, finally, finally dropped out of the presidential race, Comedy Central bids him adieu with an inspired take on a classic children’s book. It’s a "storybook farewell to Newt Gingrich's campaign, which we'll always remember for its nuanced policy positions and bold vision of ... ah, screw it. We'll remember the moon colony thing," reads the introduction to "Goodnight Moon Colony," spotted by Space.com.

The "book," actually a series of slides, also says goodnight to other classics from the Gingrich campaign, including the "food stamp president" and "poll numbers showing beyond a reasonable doubt that Newt Gingrich will win the nomination." The artwork is the highlight, particularly the last page, showing Gingrich in bed with the moon base visible from his window in a spoof of the classic Clement Hurd illustrations in Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon. Click to see for yourself. (More moon colonization stories.)

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