Former House Speaker and architect of the “Contract with America” Newt Gingrich has joined Mashable as a tech blogger.
You did not misread that.
The new reviewer took to Twitter this evening to ask for some suggestions for his upcoming coverage of the Apple Watch, and he probably should have suspected he’d get some weird responses.
The original request came from Gingrich’s official Twitter account:
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) May 14, 2015
Some of his followers offered helpful and genuine tips:
— Wendell Pitt (@PittWendell) May 14, 2015
— Rachel Vargas (@RachelKati) May 15, 2015
— Mason Marek (@masonrmarek) May 14, 2015
Others were less enthused.
— Mark McClure (@mwmcclure) May 14, 2015
@newtgingrich we'll leave that to the experts, old boy.
— scott (@frozencramp) May 14, 2015
And some were just clearly enjoying this opportunity.
@newtgingrich Can I send you my heartbeat? Does Anthony Weiner know about the Digital Touch Sketch features??
— Zac Hall (@apollozac) May 14, 2015
— Scott At Home (@Scott_at_Home) May 14, 2015
@newtgingrich Colonoscopy app?
— One-Legged Sandpiper (@OneLegSandpiper) May 14, 2015
If you want to know more about what Mashable is calling “Newt’s adventure with the Apple Watch,” they have all the social-media links you require.