Friday, March 09, 2007

The Newt, the Newt, the Newt is on Fire...

In an act of not so surprising hypocrisy, former Congressman and Presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich admitted to hate monger, Focus on the Family commandant James Dobson, that he in fact, had an extramarital affair.

It just so happens he had this affair, while he was trying to impeach President Clinton.
Gingrich argued in the interview, however, that he should not be viewed as a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton's infidelity.

"The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge," the former Georgia congressman said of Clinton's 1998 House impeachment on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. "I drew a line in my mind that said, 'Even though I run the risk of being deeply embarrassed, and even though at a purely personal level I am not rendering judgment on another human being, as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law, I have no choice except to move forward and say that you cannot accept ... perjury in your highest officials."

Of course not. Of course he thinks he's not a hypocrite.

I wonder what he thinks of Scooter Libby?

But, if he felt so bad about this, and if he actually knows he not a hypocrite, why did he wait 10 years to publicly disclose this? Should he not have done this 10 years ago, in the midst of his Clinton bashing?

It's not about the apology here, its about the political spin of a strong GOP Presidential Candidate.

Nevermind his fling was with a Congressional staffer.

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