I have written a few history books and could legally be classified as “an historian.” Little did I know that writing history books is really not the path to riches. Newt Gingrich was hired by Freddie Mac since the company was worried about possible nasty laws that might be passed by a Republican Congress and president. From 1999 to 2008, a historian known to the world as Newt Gringrich earned the sum of $1.8 million in order to build bridges between the company and angry Republicans. Newt emphasizes that “i did no lobbying of any kind.” So, what did he do in order to earn that sum of money? Newt insists he only acted as “an historian.”
Let me get this clear. Freddie Mac was paying someone $25,000 a month in order to learn history. I guess officials at this company wanted to know more about World War II in order to be prepared when World War III ended.
As I recall this is the same historian who has stood on platforms with fellow seekers of the Republican nomination for president and has more than once commented about the failures of Freddie Mac. Gee, is this the same Freddie Mac that he raved about in 2007?