Saturday, May 30, 2009


Newt Gingrich, former Republican Speaker of the House, has been calling for the resignation of current Democratic speaker, Nancy Pelosi, on the grounds that she lied about her knowledge of water boarding.

Even many supporters wish Pelosi would be more discrete with her words. A simple, “I don’t remember being briefed,” rather than “I was misled by the CIA,” would have ended the matter.

However, New Gingrich calling anyone else a liar is like a toad calling someone ugly. When he was speaker of the house, Gingrich admitted giving inaccurate statements during a probe of a college course he was marketing and agreed to pay $300,000 dollars for the cost of the investigation.

Later, the House Ethics Committee said the "inaccurate information" amounted to “intentional or ... reckless" disregard of House rules.

We won’t even get into Gingrich’s admission that he was having an extramarital affair with the woman who became his third wife, even as he led the attack against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair -- or how he treated his first wife while she was in the hospital undergoing treatment.

Of course, when you have supporters with the attention span of a gnat, these things are forgotten -- unless the media reminds them.

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