Calvin Trillin imagines three scenes with Newt Gingrich

The New Yorker’s Calvin Trillin imagines three fictional scenes involving Newt Gingrich

Calvin Trillin writes three fictional scenes. In the first, executives meet to discuss hiring Newt Gingrich as a part-time historian for $25,000 a month. In the second, Callista Gingrich, aware that her husband has cheated on and left two wives who had serious illness tries desperately to make light of a bad cough. In the third we witness the conversation between Herman Cain and Gingrich that resulted in Cain endorsing Gingrich. Trillin writes these imaginary scenes for The New Yorker. He recently wrote one in which Mitt Romney meets world leaders. I tried my hand at a Trillin-style column about Joe Biden: Gaffe Machine and now I have to resist the urge to write one every time Biden says anything in public.  Read Trillin’s Gingrich piece here. Photo via EN2008


Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.

  • I do love Calvin Trillin, and love that his Newt Gingrich story has an image of Newt as Porky Pig. It’s right up there with Stephen Colbert putting glasses on a ham and calling it Ham Rove ( Your pic above of Newt as Popeye is good, too.

  • You mean Stay-Puft? I know what you mean. Thanks, Jane.