If I was falsely accused by my significant other of dumping them six months after learning they had MS I’d make sure everyone knew it wasn’t true.
If you’re Newt Gingrich, you play the victim and blame the media. And if you’re a hypocritical Republican, you eat it up with a spoon.
Smug condescension used to be vice. So did cheating on your wife while castigating others for doing the same thing.
But Newt’s enablers on the right will let him get away with it. Imagine if ABC held a story about Bill Clinton’s infidelity until AFTER the New Hampshire primary, as many suggested should have happened with the Gingrich story.
A few side notes:
- Newt’s two daughters, from his first wife, work for him or within the conservative movement.
- He may claim Georgia, but Newt was born in Pennsylvania. He’d be the second president from the keystone state; the first, James Buchanan, “assumed leadership … when an unprecedented wave of angry passion was sweeping over the nation.” The Civil War followed.
- Memo to John King: Objectivity doesn’t mean you have to be a pussy. Hypocrisy always merits a follow-up.