Friday, March 09, 2007

Newt Gingrich's Affair

It turns out that throughout Monica-gate portly GOP lightning rod Newt Gingrich was having an affair of his own. Newt would have us believe there was no hypocrisy involved in pursuing Clinton, but he's wrong. There's no two ways about it, Gingrich is a bit of a hypocrite:
"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."

He has a point. If Clinton had copped to it right up front there would have been no where to go with his infidelities.
Absent perjury, I guess all we have is marital infidelity and hypocrisy, sins to be sure, neither are crimes. The sound of Clinton's erstwhile defenders rising in Gingrich's defense is deafening.
A few thoughts occur to me:
  • Kissinger was right. Power must be the ultimate aphrodisiac if these two lard asses are juggling bimbos.
  • The Democrats intelligence gathering ability must have been a tad sub par if we're just finding out about this now.
  • Kudos to Gingrich for getting away with it.
  • Gingrich has more good ideas than the rest of the presidential field combined, it's a shame he can't keep his fly in the upright, locked position.
  • Gingrich is running for president. He's getting this story out now so by the time he announces no one will care, except James Carville who will go from his normal, everyday apoplectic to atomic-super-nova-bile-hemorrhaging-shit-storm.

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