May 10, 2011, - 12:30 am

Disgusted by Newt, Inc.: Anatomy of a Conservative Gone MSNBC Lib

By Debbie Schlussel

I was in the Third World Republic of Dearbornistan for most of today, meeting with a client to prepare for a criminal defense matter, which I can’t discuss here until it’s over other than to say the City truly operates like little Beirut, as I’ve previously noted.  However, while I was waiting to meet up with my client I read today’s Wall Street Journal cover story on would-be Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his giant fundraising set of organizations the paper calls, “Newt, Inc.”  I was disgusted by a lot of what I read.  And I think you will be, too, at least with some of the excerpts I post below.


Memo to Newt, Inc.: Muslim Libyan Rebels, Bilingualism, Ethanol Are Not Winning Issues

I knew Newt when I was a teen and the youngest delegate for Jack Kemp at the 1988 Republican National Convention.  I had worked with Gingrich in Michigan, organizing for Kemp, as Michigan was the first state to pick its GOP delegates that year.  I was also friends with his daughter, Jackie Sue, from our time as interns together on Capitol Hill (we went to see “Robocop,”  together).  And when, at age 21, I ran for the Michigan House in a crowded Republican primary, Gingrich endorsed me and sent me a great endorsement letter and a contribution to my campaign.  He’s a nice guy, and I will be forever grateful for that.

But I’ve become nauseated with Gingrich in recent years.  It’s not just his tight never-ceasing friendship with Muslim agent Grover Norquist.  It’s not just his disgusting global warming ad he made with Al Sharpton, a race pimp and Jew-hater with whom no decent man should ever share the stage or screen.  It’s that Newt Gingrich has become a liberal in many other ways that tend to mimic John McCain and his losing Obama-lite views.  Today’s article made that clear, with Gingrich’s commitment to bilingualism (and probably open borders “immigration reform”),  supporting barbaric Islamic extremist “rebels” in Libya against Qaddafi, his paid pimping for ethanol boondoggle-ism, and a number of other troubling positions that are untenable for me and probably for you.

As I’ve noted before, I do not believe Newt Gingrich will ever be President. He was unfairly vilified when he led the Republican House in 1994, and will never get over it. After three marriages and lots of weight gain (America will never vote for a fat guy–I would, but the country won’t), I believe that while he is brilliant, his time has come and gone, even aside from his ever-softening ideology.

Yes, if Newt is the GOP nominee, I will vote for him because he’s miles better than Obama, but I will not be happy about it the way I would have been with the Newt Gingrich of the 1980s, the guy who no longer exists, just as the more conservative John McCain of the 1980s is long gone.  So here are the problems with Gingrich from today’s piece:

He is given to public gaffes, most recently criticizing President Barack Obama for failing to back the rebels fighting Col. Moammar Gadhafi, only to reverse himself after Mr. Obama ordered U.S. planes into Libya.

To me, the gaffe is not because Obama did what he demanded. It’s that he demanded it. The “rebels” are nothing more than more extreme Muslims than Qaddafi, himself. They are barbarians who have cheer-filled public beatings and savage beheadings of Qaddafi soldiers who have surrendered. The video of this is so barbaric, I couldn’t get through it and now have nightmares.   That is on the side of whom Gingrich now finds himself. And it ain’t my side . . . or yours, unless you enjoy $5+ bucks a gallon gas to promote Muslim barbarians. I do not. And now we are spending billions to help them screw us way into the future.

Then, there’s this:

Wearing an array of organizational hats, he has . . . met with local refiners to tout ethanol.

Huh? Anyone who’s been paying attention for any part of the last three decades knows that ethanol is a waste. It is a government-propped fuel that needs part gasoline and is heavily subsidized to please large corporate corn farmers. It costs us more to subsidize the creation of ethanol fuel than it would to just give us a rebate on regular gasoline usage. We need to get away from government-subsidized boondoggles and waste, NOT advocate more of them.

Most disturbing and wost of all is this: he is

reaching out to conservative Latino leaders through his bilingual news and commentary website, the Americano. . . .

Mr. Gingrich spends Sunday afternoons with a Spanish tutor, and occasionally gives speeches in Spanish. Through his Americano group, he hosted a two-day conference in Washington in December for conservative Latinos, flying up the Miami Symphony Orchestra for entertainment.

Um, this is America. We speak English, here. I didn’t like it when President Bush and Vice President Al Gore gave speeches in Spanish and I don’t like this, either. Neither should you. American politicians who speak to people in Spanish almost universally support amnesty for illegal aliens. These things are connected. Gingrich is heavily courting this group, and clearly he will not be a guy secure borders Americans, like you and me, can count on.

Given that, it’s kind of funny to read throughout the “Newt, Inc.” article about how Gingrich has made movies and speeches against “radical Islamists.” There is no such thing. There is only Islam and Muslims, who are all de facto inherently radical. But Gingrich won’t admit this and continues to do a kabuki dance around the issue. And all his movies and statements against “radical Islam” are just cheap rhetoric, since he continues his BFF [Best Friends Forever] relationship with his buddy, Grover Norquist, the most dangerous agent of Islam and jihad in the GOP, not to mention the fact that Norquist was Jack Abramoff’s personal money-launderer and escaped prosecution because he was protected by Karl Rove and other Bushies.

Open borders people and those who speak to Americans in Spanish and not in the language we should all speak, generally don’t admit these things. Those who are committed to a secure, safe America with a common culture speak to those Americans in our common language: English. If they refuse, there is really no point to talk about other stuff because it means you don’t believe in an American future.

And it begs the question: why doesn’t Gingrich also get tutored in Arabic and start reaching out to Arabs?

Don’t put it past him.

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Debbie, we would have been better off intervening in Syria to help overthrow a Communist, anti-American, and terrorist-supporting police state that slaughters unarmed demonstrators in cold blood.

I mean our government hails Assad as a “reformer.” Would they have described Hitler in those terms? Disgusting.

Let’s not forget, this is the regime that sends terrorists to kill American soldiers in Iraq and which hosts HAMAS and supports Hezbollah and is allied with Iran.

Unlike with Libya, a new Syrian regime could be hardly worse and might even be an improvement.

Why are we fighting a regime in Libya that isn’t a strategic threat to us while we are supporting a regime that wants to turn the Middle East into an extension of an Islamist Persian Empire?

We coulda done better in the Middle East except for the fact America has one consistent policy: to engage with and support radical anti-American regimes in the region.

NF: Exactly. And yet, we are allowing Bashar Assad to brutalize his people in the same way we say Qaddafi shouldn’t. Double standard extraoardinaire for a de facto ally versus a fiend in Syria. DS

NormanF on May 10, 2011 at 12:44 am

I agree with NormanF.

JeffE on May 10, 2011 at 12:55 am

Él es un hombre que debe tener hace años desaparecidos.

W: Yo no hablo Espanol. What does this mean? DS

Worry01 on May 10, 2011 at 12:55 am

    El que es malo es olvidar lo más pronto posible; los hombres justos son recordados a su justicia merecida fama eterna.

    NormanF on May 10, 2011 at 1:37 am

      NormanF said (according to Google translate):

      “Which is bad is forgotten as soon as possible, men are remembered just deserved justice to eternal fame.”

      JeffE on May 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

…and with Debbie.

JeffE on May 10, 2011 at 12:57 am

According to Google translate:

Worry01 said in his 12:55 am post:

“He is a man who should have disappeared years ago.”

JeffE on May 10, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Correct. 🙂

    Worry01 on May 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Not to defend Gingrich, since I agree that he has slid downhill and has many undesirable positions, but virtually all the Republican candidates are a joke. None supports clamping down on illegal immigration, strongly supporting Gov. Walker of Wisconsin, denouncing the Libyan rebels or our policies there, proposing real solutions for the budget crisis, or anything else. They are all Obama-lite, and unable to run effectively against the worst president we have ever had (hard as it is to be worse than Carter).

Little Al on May 10, 2011 at 2:19 am

Was it Gingrich who did a commercial w/Sharpton? I remember him doing one with Nasty Pelosi so I’m thinking it must have been someone else w/Sharpton. Yeah, it was Pat Robertson that did one w/Sharpton. Both spots were equally offensive – the Gingrich one to conservatives, and the Robertson one to Christians. I lost any respect I had left for either because of those spots. My wife is Korean, so I’ve tried as hard as I can over the years to retain at least some respect for Robertson because of his service in the Korean War, but after that appearance w/Sharpton I’ve just found it impossible.

CornCoLeo on May 10, 2011 at 2:52 am

Aside from the fat issue, Newt is yesterday’s news. There is no way Americans are going to vote for someone way back from the 90s. That is one of the lessons people should have learnt from Obama’s success – how his youth seems to mask everything that’s unacceptable about him.

On the issue of Islam & Muslims, Newt has never been on the right side of things, despite occasionally making the right noises about Jihad. For a while, Romney looked like he did, but he too slid to the position of Jihadis not being the true Muslims. The only one who has it right is Tancredo, but I don’t see him getting elected.

As for Syria, I don’t agree that regime change even there would be a good thing, unless Assad alone could be removed but the Alawites left in power, w/ the warning to stay clear of Hizbullah and Iran, but supress the Sunnis all day long. B’cos if Syria has democracy, Egypt style, it will be another mess like Egypt. And note that Syria and Egypt have essentially been the same culture through the middle ages, from the time of Saladin. They are both successor states to the UAR, and in both countries, the Ikhwan – Muslim Brotherhood – is the only organized opposition. If you have democracy in either of these countries, it’ll be them taking over, and for Israel, it will be like having 2 al Qaeda states on its borders – one in the Sinai, and another across the Golan Heights. And I’m not even counting the Hamas and Hizbullah states it already has on its borders.

So I’m glad that Assad hasn’t gone as yet, but I’d like a full scale civil war to break out in Syria, so that Iran and Hizbullah are fully occupied in scattering demonstrations in Dara and other places, rather than lob rockets into Galilee.

Infidel Pride on May 10, 2011 at 3:38 am

Are we learning from Israel or is Israel learning from the US: making nice with your enemies and negotiating/supporting them (not taking into consideration our Muslim-in-chief in the White House)?

With Newt, is one easily converted to the Washington-establishment’s beliefs after being around them for so long? If so, then is it safe to assume that at the pace he is going, he will be praying several times a day facing Mecca and dressing his wife in the living room curtains? This is what one gets with an emotionally based politician.

Pats on May 10, 2011 at 6:50 am

It’s a shame in this day and age with the crisis we face a guy like him would try to shroud themselves in the conservative banner. I foolishly bought and attempted to read his book a couple years ago. Less than 50 pages into it, I tossed it. Him and his girly voice are not appreciated.

samurai on May 10, 2011 at 8:16 am

This is why I am a conservative and not a Republican anymore. Reagan wasn’t perfect, but he spoke from his convictions.

Like you said, Debbie, it’s just Obama-lite views we get from the so called opposition these days. McCain might as well run again. What a bunch of losers the Republicans are when they can’t defeat the worst U.S. president in history.

If I want Mexican, I’ll go to Taco Bell.

Jeff_W on May 10, 2011 at 9:56 am

Newt is a nasty creep who I had the pleasure of disliking on BOTH sides of the aisle…as a Liberal and as a Conserative. Albeit, when I was a Lib I NEVER did my homework and just took the Liberal line as fact. I found out Liberals lie about everything and yes, I agree he was unfairly villified because he was a Republican. I see that loud and clear now.

As a Conservative, I find this tool as gross as Bill Clinton. I was a Liberal when the Lewinsky scandal happened and it was a HUGE push in me seeing what a farce Liberalism is. Then I found out about his wives and the cancers and sorry, that was it. Bad character doesn’t fly with me.

I find him arrogant and we all know he’s a Liberal when we think of Deedee Scozzafava.

(I know most people here are well privy that the MSMedia is in the bag for the Dems (Obama) and just this week, yesterday and today, Laura Ingraham inadvertantly (she was cowed by them BTW! NOT COOL!) proved it with Howard Kurtz and Jake Tapper on her show. It’s one thing to show both sides of the story, but as Rush says, why have the Liberals on when we KNOW what they are all about?

The fix is in. It is so disgusting.)

Skunky on May 10, 2011 at 10:08 am

Oh, and I agree in EVERYONE speaking many languages BUT AT THEIR OWN DESIRE. Gov’t should ONLY be in English.

I am paying lots of $$ to learn another language and I don’t expect the Gov’t to change to accomodate the language I am learning. I speak a little Spanish and I get annoyed when I see spanish everywhere!!!

DS, that video must be a horror. You’re stronger than most men and I just can’t imagine the horror of that video. This Spring I have been thinking so much on the evil that men do and it is very troubling. It’s demoralizing.

I’m thankful that this website made me see that Islam is the problem and to dumb the “moderate” Islam bullsh!

Skunky on May 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

dumb should be dump! (Jeez!)

Skunky on May 10, 2011 at 10:33 am

Newt is truly a nice guy, which is rare in politicians. He goes to Mass every Sunday at the Basilica in Washington and is always very friendly to everyone.

On the negative side, he panders towards liberal positions, hoping this will get Republicans elected. I remember about four years ago, he was telling everyone how we should embrace the issue of global warming and pass legislation to do something about it. Plus, all the other issues Debbie mentioned, especially his support for the Libyan barbarian “rebels.” Anyone that still believes that mob democracy by Muslims is better than dictators that support America’s goals is too clueless to trust as president.

Panderers and “compassionate” conservatives won’t get elected.

Also, why do Republicans keeping running politicians who have been out of office for several years?

JM on May 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

Right again Debbie, We all saw it when his group backed Scozzafava in the NY Senate race in ’08. O yeah and so did Gee Dubya’s former chief of staff. This guy is a RINO all the way. An like you say more a left wing Demo than not.

jake49 on May 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

Islam is Islam. Anyone trying to tell you differently is either a Muslim practicing taquiyya or a dhimmi.

Tanstaafl on May 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

“Newt is a nice guy…” – Yes, I agree that I’ve never read anything indicating he was a monster. I believe he is very smart and well-educated as evidenced by the books he has written.

In view of his continuing desire to become President of the U.S., well, here’s what I’d like to see:

1. The “Cardinal Richelieu” of Objectivism / Libertarianism

2. The “Chancellor Bismarck” of STATES RIGHTS

3. The “General Patton” of Constitutionalism

4. The “Ludwig von Mises” of the U.S. Treasury

Get the picture?

We are running out-of-time at an exponential pace. Our debt will crush all of us a’la Zimbabwe. Our public education system will make our children into the largest group of degreed incompetents of useless information on the globe. U.S. Citizens will be incapable of reading and understanding their own laws since they will be written in 1,000 different languages, but that may not matter if ENGLISH for aircraft control directions is replaced by Arabic and Glyphs…we’ll sooner or later be dead in crashes and mid-air smashes.

Newt, you’re a nice guy, but we need more than that in 2012.

Dennis on May 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm

He has repeatedly referred to our Republic as a Democracy. Any college professor (like Gingrich) that doesn’t know the difference shouldn’t be allowed the job of dogcatcher.

Dr Dale on May 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I agree with Debbie that Newt peaked back in the mid-90’s, was shamed out of Congress and was toast 15 years ago. So why does he think we want old, soggy, stale toast? Frankly, I’m upset that so far that’s all the GOP seems to want to send our way. Romney – couldn’t make it happen in 2008, not gonna make it happen in 2012; Gingrich – put a fork in him, he’s done; Huckabee – don’t make me laugh; need I go on? Where is the young blood? Where are the leaders of tomorrow? Heck, where are the GOP leaders of today?

DG in GA on May 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Newt is for socialized medicine. He holds most of the positions that are favorites of Obama. He will say anything to get elected. Yet he fails. In the 90’s, we had a considerable amount of hope with a Rep congress. Yet Newt blew it. His policies set up the situation we have today. He does not have the courage to say no to the elite and reverse the direction of the country.

david7134 on May 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    And this fact should be emphasized over and over again – especially since Newt himself openly said it in a TV interview on Sunday, May 15th where he supported the “individual mandate” of Obamacare.

    ConcernedPatriot on May 16, 2011 at 3:44 am

Excellent post. Actually, I have absolutely no respect for this man but I was not aware of some of the salient points that your post addressed; which has cinched it for me. I will not vote for him, even to prevent another (G-d forbid) four yrs of Obama. I would have to vote for some 3rd party candidate, which will be a 1st time for me. And it’s a little bit sad to me because as you reference the time when you personally knew him, it reminds me of why I used to be very impressed with him.

In 1997, polls revealed that the more people saw and learned about Newt…the less they liked him…thus he stopped his “Speaker Speeches” and soon withdrew from public office (much like Sarah Palin walking off the job)…only to be reborn by the benefactors of FOX 15 years later…

Newt’s presidential campaign announcement and leave of absence from Fox is a sham. It started off with a close adviser leaking Gingrich’s plans to launch an exploratory committee. That led to another close adviser declaring that Gingrich would do no such thing. An awkward press conference in Atlanta ended abruptly after one question. The following day in an interview posted on the Christian Broadcasting Network, Gingrich gave a tortured explanation of his past marital infidelities, in which he partly blamed his passion for public service.

Newt’s whacky apology saying his “Passion, and Love for America” was the reason for him to make some wrong decisions in his life, should have been an eye oppening topper to everyone across America. And if you haven’t noticed, Newt as well as a few other 2012 GOP hopefuls are beginning to mention “God & Faith” a lot. But, frankly speaking, these guys don’t have anything to offer the American people. So, they’re pulling out sheer nonsense everyday just to get mentioned as being in the running.

But Newt’s “Passion for America”…. (NOT THE WOMEN MIND YOU!) but his passion for America, made him look at other women, was the topper. I thought I would die laughing at that one. Reminded me of the old Flip Wilson’s, (Geraldine character’s phrase): ….. “The Devil Made Me Do It!

If Newt continues to build his career on his self proclaimed moral superiority, he invites justified scrutiny of the morals he believes are better than everyone else. Newt doesn’t have license or credit to espouse superior morals to anyone, with or without his less than ideal moral background.

In early March Gingrich did not announce that he was forming a formal presidential exploratory committee or becoming an actual candidate because in that case, he‘d have to make a public accounting of all the money he‘s raising and what he‘s doing with that money.

It is a clever scam, and that‘s why we have been hearing that Newt Gingrich might be running for president for the last 10 years! That‘s why in the beginning of March we were treated to promises from Newt Gingrich‘s senior advisers that he‘d be announcing an exploratory committee for president.

But then when Mr. Gingrich stood up to make his big announcement, he did not announce that he was forming an exploratory committee for president, he announced that he was forming a Web site. He was entering an exploratory phase, having exploratory feelings, yes, as gross as it sounds, why not just announce a candidacy? Because that would definitely invoke federal election rules about how you raise and spend money. Mr. Gingrich cannot afford those kind of rules.

No, instead, Newt announced that he is launching a sort of exploratory effort, exploratory phase, or maybe it‘s just a Web site –, as can be seen here.

Newt’s perfected the art of faking politics for fame and profit and with the very accomplished scam artist known as Newt Gingrich, this is nothing new.

Newt Gingrich‘s main money-making vehicles is called American Solutions. He‘s got a lot of these things. But the main one is American Solutions. And when people who do not deeply read the news talk about the potential Republican 2012 political field, they look at how much money Americans Solutions raises and say things like, wow, Newt Gingrich is quite a fundraiser. He has got to be gearing up for a run, look at how much money American Solutions has been raising. And it‘s true.

In 2010, he outraised everybody else in the Republican field. He raised $14.5 million through American Solutions — $14.5 million. That is way out ahead of everybody, ahead of Romney, Palin, Haley Barbour, everybody. He raised $14.5 million in 2010.

He‘s sitting on that much money coming into 2011? Nope. He did actually raise $14.5 million, and then he spent $13.8 million of it. Ta-da!

What did he spend that money on? Well, a lot of it was travel, reportedly $2 million on private planes and chauffeur services, and then there are the administrative costs.
What are those administrative costs? And who is administrating the Gingrich empire and spending all of the money? One of the vendors is something called the Gingrich Group, which is run by a man named Newt Gingrich.
So, Newt Gingrich is being paid to administer the Newt Gingrich fundraising empire which raises a lot of money, but spends almost all of the money that it raises on what appears to be Newt Gingrich.

Back in the day of when I had a lot of confidence in him my 80 y/o grandmother used to very generously donate to him on a frequent basis. Thinking back on that now really does turn my stomach.

Newt Gingrich‘s second ex-wife told “Esquire” magazine last year that Mr. Gingrich was not really running for president. He was trying to look like he was running for president in order to make more money. Time will tell if she was right about that, but it does not seem unlikely.
Gingrich has toyed with presidential bids before but always stepped back. This time seems to be no different.
Oh, and if brains were gun powder, Sister Sarah couldn’t blow the wax out of her ears.

NancyB on May 10, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I so wish that Rep. Allen West would run.

NancyB on May 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Me too.

    pitandpen on May 11, 2011 at 2:38 am

Looks like the Syrian regime is on its way out, if Assad’s wife is now in UK, and the Syrians are shelling Homs.

Infidel Pride on May 11, 2011 at 7:37 am

Hey Newt, stick to punditry. Don’t clog the field with your candidacy. Got plenty, thanks.

P. Aaron on May 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

At 62 and in the Autumn of my existence, I am resigned to the fact that I will never again see the beloved country I inhabited in the early part of my life. To be excited about an election and its result was once a bi-yearly experience. Presently, however, the prospect of reversing the dangerous course we travel becomes more dim as the days pass. The absolute dearth of talent and character available and acceptable to the Republican power brokers at present is disheartening to say the least. Should we have another has-been on the ticket next year, I fear a dark future. I, thankfully, probably won’t live long enough to see it mestatisize. I do feel trepidation for the lives of those young enough to have to endure what is coming.

Kent on May 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm

I used to live in Newt;s district when he was in Congress and met him many times. I honestly believe that he & Bill Clinton are the two most disappointing politicians in my lifetime. Both are brilliant, well educated, and charismatic. Yet, both were horn dogs and people pleasers who will say or do anything to get and keep power. This has destroyed both of their careers. They both could have done so much for the country, but let their weaknesses destroy them.

Newt’s treatment of his wives was horrid. Cheating on your wife who is sick with cancer is one of the lowest things that I can think of. If someone will treat someone they “love” like that, how do you think they’ll treat a voter ??? If their wedding vows mean nothing, how can their vows of office ??

jimmyPx on May 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

The GOP needs to offer somebody who isn’t an “old fart” if they want to win.

FYI, I’m a huge fan of ethanol as a motor fuel. There is NO subsidy. There is a “blenders’ credit”. The farmers don’t blend ethanol. The distillers don’t blend ethanol. Guess who blends the ethanol with gasoline? Uh huh! The OIL COMPANIES.

Our bribed politicians kick back money to the oil companies to bribe them into creating American jobs by putting a few crumbs worth of ethanol in motor vehicle fuel.

Yesterday, ethanol was trading at 2.35/gallon unsubsidized. America’s policy on ethanol does not fully harness the economic potential of alcohol fuels (which include methanol). Everybody is on the take from the Saudi Petrochemical Lobby.

I don’t know what Newt’s policy is on ethanol, but just because he supports it’s potential as a motor vehicle fuel does not necessarily mean he supports the status quo. I fully support the Open Fuels Standard Act. This act has nothing to do with making ethanol and everything to do with giving motorists the CHOICE of which fuel they put in their car. That’s free market economics; something any conservative should instinctively support.

FYI, President O’Bama said he supported the Open Fuels Standard act during campaign ’08. So did McCain. You can see there is a big difference between talk and action as the bill was introduced in ’07 and again in ’08. A new bill is on the floor of Congress languishing for leadership.

I’ve written a lot about ethanol and alcohol fuels on my blog if you want to get into some of the details.

Also, there is more and more evidence coming out that any car built after 2002 (Some say after 1990) will run on E85 without problems. I know this not merely from what I read on the internet. I know this because people filling up at my local E85 pump have told me they’ve been running their non-flex-fuel cars on E85 for over 100,000 miles on the fuel without problem.

$2.35/gallon; unsubsidized. That’s only the market price. The cost of production is more like $2.00/gal for denatured anhydrous ethanol. Think about that!

There is NO Santa Claus on May 13, 2011 at 8:02 am

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