This week's issue of Time Magazine [Dec. 25, 1995] features Newt Gingrich on the cover. Time has selected him to be their Man of the Year.
Last week it was a different story. In the December 18 issue of Time, in a small box on the Letters to the Editor page [page 15] the headline read: "It Looks Like Newt To Me." And there for all to see was a picture of the future Man of the Year next to another picture of Newt Gingrich. Oh wait, the other picture wasn't Speaker of the House Gingrich at all. It was a picture of the Santilli Unknown Entity (SUE) wearing a gray wig. It looked remarkably like Gingrich.
Briefly, the article was a report on the story that had run previously in the magazine [Nov. 27] about the FOX television program "Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?" Time magazine reports that its readers were debating the authenticity of the film. Some readers felt the film to be a hoax, while others felt it was genuine. Nothing new there.
However, the original story had caused a few readers to respond that the "alien" somehow looked familiar to them. Robert and Steve Fiffer had written to Time and asked: "Are we mistaken, or does the alleged alien bear a striking resemblance to House Speaker Newt Gingrich?" But reader Zara Thomas went even further when she wrote, "Wow! Take a close look at the photo, add some gray hair, and put it next to any picture of Newt. Separated at birth? This could explain a lot."
The small article also said that an AT&T historian had confirmed that the controversial phone in the film had been verified as a model that was introduced in 1946, with the coiled cord being a consumer option as early as 1939.
From Alien Sibling to Man of the Year -- all in the span of a week. Just think if he ran for President!
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