Former House Speaker and potential presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was asked to address the, ehem, disconnect between his defense of marriage and his personal conduct. Every sinner has a saint inside waiting to come out, but it is hard to see how Gingrich could survive a presidential run if questions like this are going to be asked, and they will be asked. If Mr. Gingrich was a little less convinced he was right about everything, he might not be such a target for the charge of hypocrisy. But a Newt without the certainty would not be Newt. The rest of us just have to be careful to walk around the broken glass everywhere.
February 23, 2011