Newt’s Bad Behavior

by Ryan on March 9, 2007

in Culture,Politics

I really didn’t want to have to do a post like this, especially about Newt Gingrich, but here goes. On a radio interview with James Dobson earlier, Newt admitted to having had an affair in the 1990s, around the same time BJ Clinton was being impeached. I’d heard all the “nyah nyah” talking heads on TV and in the blogosphere and had to echo just one point to the moral relativists out there:

We can all agree that Newt’s behavior was despicable and he needs to talk with his ex-wife and God about forgiveness. However, comparing what he did to what Clinton did in 1998 is very different. Newt was a sleazebag for what he did. Clinton was also a sleazebag, but he was also a President, lied under oath to a federal judge, was found in contempt and temporarily disbarred from numerous courts for his perjury, not his cheating. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but at least Newt was direct in his responses and seems to portray remorse for his actions. We’ll see if this has any bearing on his potential White House bid later this year.

Reuters picture taken from MSNBC.

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