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March 16, 2012

Newt Spurns Another Ex

Realrepubs_newtYesterday in Illinois, as part of a desperate bid to revive his failing Presidential campaign, former Sierra Club member Newt Gingrich referenced President Barack Obama and the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, declaring “Obama represents the flat earth, Sierra Club society.” The Sierra Club released the following statement in response:

“While Gingrich was once a Sierra Club member, apparently he’s had a change of heart. Now, he's recklessly running into the arms of big oil. His flip-flopping is really not that surprising, though. Newt’s history shows he’s willing to turn his back on anyone or anything for the sake of political expediency and personal convenience.” said Tony Cani, Sierra Club's National Political Director. “And, for the record, the official position of the Sierra Club is that the Earth is, in fact, round.”

A few years before running for President and authoring a book called Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less, Gingrich derided drilling as a “quick-fix”, authored a book called A Contract with the Earth and claimed he was a committed “conservationist.”

-- Trey Pollard, Sierra Club Associate Press Secretary


Learn more about the positions of the Republican Presidential Primary candidates at Realrepubs.com.

The Sierra Club Voter Education Fund’s Real Republicans project seeks to educate voters about the records of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates by highlighting their extreme positions on public health and other issues of critical importance to the American people and encourage the public to find out more about the candidates and their positions on these issues.


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