On Tuesday night’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher explained how the GOP field has whittled itself down from nine candidates to four, and offered some choice words for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
“Now it’s getting real,” Maher said. “Now they are down to the last three. At one point there was nine in the race and they all kept dropping off. You know, Bachmann dropped out. Cain dropped out. Trump dropped out. Perry dropped out. That’s my favorite part of the campaign is like when they start killing them off like the repulsive teenagers in a slasher movie. But, now they are down the final four.”
Host Craig Ferguson, who admitted earlier he wasn’t a fan of politicians, revealed that Gingrich had been a guest on his program. Maher surmised that perhaps Ferguson was basing his opinion of politicians on Gingrich and advised against it.
“You cannot judge all politicians by the biggest fattest turd from the 90’s,” Maher said.
Ferguson added his own disclaimer after those remarks.
“By the way, conservative websites, he said that,” Ferguson said. “Not me.”
Maher, undeterred, then said he viewed Gingrich as a villain from the 1970s made-for-TV version of “Batman.”
“I have no problem insulting conservative websites,” Maher added. “But I mean I don’t like [politicians] either, especially on the Republican side. But, Newt Gingrich is a ‘Batman’ villain. And I don’t mean from the new ‘Batman.’ I mean from the old Adam West ‘Batman’ — I’m talking about a fat, over-the-hill character actor with two henchmen in dog suits in a warehouse ‘Batman’ villain. I mean he’s just out of control.”
Maher warned that Gingrich was still a threat with Super Tuesday looming and the southern states remaining, or as he called them “the car on the lawn states.”