03/31/2011 12:05 pm ET Updated May 31, 2011

Rand Paul: Newt Gingrich 'May Have More War Positions Than He's Had Wives'

Freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tested his comedy act during a speech at the Congressional Correspondents' Dinner on Wednesday night, taking aim at Newt Gingrich with an edgy joke comparing the former Speaker of the House's recent flap over flip-flopping on his Libya stance to his number of wives.

"I was happy to see that Newt Gingrich has staked out a position on the war, a position, or two, or maybe three. I don't know. He may have more war positions than he's had wives," Paul said, seemingly triggering more shocked murmurs than laughs.

Paul then quickly switched gears, skewering Fox News for their position on Libyan intervention.

"There's a big debate going on over at Fox News. It's really messed up, I mean they don't know what to do. They just really can't decide over at Fox News, it's like, what do they love more, bombing the Middle East or bashing the president? It's like, I was over there and there was an anchor going -- they were pleading, they were pleading -- 'please, please, please, can't we do both? Can't we bomb the Middle East and bash the president at the same time? How are we going to make this work?'"

WATCH a clip via Think Progress, or check out the entire speech here: