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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Where Gingrich Got His Lunar Ideas

Where did Newt Gingrich get the idea that private business could finance travel to the moon, and make money from it?

From Andy Griffith, of course.

In January 1979 -- when Gingrich was in his first month as a House member -- Mr. Griffith starred in a TV-movie titled "Salvage." The Internet Movie Database describes the plot of the movie, the pilot for a short-lived TV series:
Griffith stars as a junkyard owner who builds a space ship from his scrap pile in order to retreive valuable parts left on the moon by American Astronauts.