With Newt Gingrich dropping out of the presidential race the United States is sadly saying goodbye to its hopes of a moon colony. In order to commemorate the sad occasion, Comedy Central has released a new children’s book, “Goodnight Moon Colony.”
The Comedy Central introduced the book this morning, saying:
“Our storybook farewell to Newt Gingrich’s campaign which we’ll always remember for its nuanced policy positions and bold vision of… ah, screw it. We’ll remember the moon colony thing.”
Earlier this year Newt Gingrich promised that if he was made president, America would have a colony base on the moon by the end of his second term. Gingrich said:
“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American… I will, as president, encourage the introduction of the northwest ordinance for space to put a marker down that we want Americans to think boldly about the future and we want Americans to go out and study hard and work hard and together, we’re going to unleash the American people to build the country we love.”
The comment created a steady stream of jokes on programs like “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report,” and “Saturday Night Live.” Now that Newt’s ending his campaign, the writers at Comedy Central will have to work a little harder for their material.
Here are some images from “Goodnight Moon Colony.”
You can read the full book here.