"I'm honored, and more than a little surprised, to receive this prestigious award. It never occurred to me that Newt Gingrich, one of the principal architects of the conservative 'Contract with America' in the 1990s, would be willing to brave criticism from the far right of his party in order to recognize good work done on the part of an adult entertainment professional."

Permettez-mois de citer également un extrait dans le texte de la lettre que Mme Vivas avait reçue avec l'en-tête de Newt Gingrich :

"You'll dine privately with Newt. Newt is looking forward to finally meeting you face to face -- and get your thoughts on cap and trade and Obama's tax policy."

Comment une telle erreur a-t-elle pu être commise? Je cite la réponse du blogueur Josh Marshall dans le texte :

I've seen this happen before. Rightwing group comes up with bogus 'awards' and 'honors' to sucker in egomaniac political contributors. But they get so hard up and desperate that they go and award one to someone in the porn business or something like that.