Actor Gary Busey Endorses Newt Gingrich: 'I Know What He Stands For'

 @cavanshays on December 13 2011 10:08 AM

Gary Busey has officially announced his endorsement of GOP candidate Newt Gingrich.

At Ron and Sara Bonjean's annual holiday party Saturday Busey told The Washington Scene that he is backing Gingrich for the 2012 presidential race.

I've never met Newt but I know what he stands for, Busey said. When asked if he is a Republican, Busey replied, I'm a Texan.

Despite his Texas roots, Busey has no intention to support Gov. Rick Perry. He's a good guy, he just doesn't belong in the race, he said, mentioning Perry's stance on illegal immigration.

However, Busey would not mind if Donald Trump tossed his hat back in the ring. Donald would be great. He's a good friend, Busey said. The actor is confident in the mogul's ability to lead the country, and Congress. He would make Congress work with him.

Ron and Sara Bonjean's annual holiday party has grown into quite a popular fete. When the couple first started throwing the bash, it was just a gathering of a few friends. Now, the house is so packed that they provide a tent in the backyard for the overflow of guests.

This year, Tim Flanigan, dressed as Ralphie from A Christmas Story in a pink onesie bunny-suit.

The couple started a celebrity guest tradition last year when they invited actor Dennis Haskins, better known as Mr. Belding from 'Saved by the Bell. Busey was the chosen one for 2011, and he stole the show. 

Busey held court in the living room, according to The Washington Scene, and posed for photos with the guests lined up to meet him.

Ron Bonjean has served in leadership offices in the U.S. House and Senate and now is the head of The Bonjean Co., a public affairs firm dedicated to providing strategic counsel, government relations, communication and crisis management services. 

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