"I like Newt Gingrich a lot," Busey said, according to Hollywood on the Potomac. "He's great, he's fantastic."
He also offered this bit of wisdom regarding Gingrich's past marriage problems: "Never mind the past. I'm going to give you a BUSEY-ism for past. 'Past' stands for 'preoccupation about spent time.' You need to get out of the past to get into the now. The word 'now' stands for 'no other way.' That's the best place on earth. I like Newt Gingrich because I like what he stands for, I like what he's done. I like his observation on this country, where the country needs to be."