Newt Gingrich, who is still in the race at this late date, partially because he doesn't think Mitt Romney is conservative enough and partially out of pure spite, says "he probably wouldn't accept a job in Mitt Romney's Cabinet" -- in the extremely unlikely event that a President Romney suddenly forms the opinion that Gingrich has something to offer his administration. (Secretary of Gas Price Fantasies?)
Of course, Gingrich also seems unlikely to return to a role as Fox News contributor. As our own Jack Mirkinson noted today, Gingrich "tore into Fox News" at a meeting in Delaware with Tea Party leaders, complaining that the network "has been for Romney all the way through" and that CNN has been "less biased." Said Gingrich: "We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and we're more likely to get distortion out of Fox. That's just a fact." And the God of Irony smiled.
(For its part, a Fox spokesman responded by saying that Newt's "criticism of the network was motivated by a desire for a job at rival CNN." Yeah, probably. Fox seems to be slightly angrier with Gingrich than they are at the "Fox Mole.")
As far as any involvement with a future Romney administration goes, Gingrich says that he'd "prefer to be an adviser to a potential Romney administration, as he was during the presidency of Republican George W. Bush." Again, one wonders: Does Gingrich remember that he is currently running against Romney, however hopelessly?
Gingrich's remarks on the jobs he would or would not take in the Romney administration -- should he be offered one, which he won't -- were broadcast on WILM-AM's "Elliott In the Morning" show, which (if I'm guessing rightly) figured that there wouldn't be too many people clamoring to get important Gingrich campaign scoops.
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