Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Watch Maurice Sendak dis Newt Gingrich with trademark whimsy, authority

Posted By on Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Children's author Maurice Sendak passed away this morning at age 83 due to complications of a stroke. As we mourn the loss of a great illustrator, we also have the opportunity to reflect upon the man's life and work and general distaste for humanity, Newt Gingrich in particular.

In this January interview with Stephen Colbert, Sendak says lots of hilarious and curmudgeonly things, but really shines when he notes, "Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown. There is something so hopelessly gross and vile about him ... let's not take him seriously." Also: “I didn’t set out to make children happy or make life better for them or easier for them…I like them as few and far between as I do adults. Maybe a bit more because I really don’t like adults at all, frankly.”

You'll be missed, Maurice.

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