Saturday, March 10, 2007

What the hell is he thinking? Falwell praises Gingrich

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Newt Gingrich's admission of an extramarital affair as he pursued President Clinton's impeachment in the Monica Lewinsky scandal has won praise from another conservative Christian leader: the Rev. Jerry Falwell.


It's also helped to gain Gingrich an invitation to deliver the commencement address at Falwell's Liberty University. Gingrich is considered a possible Republican presidential contender, although he has not announced any intention to run.

In an interview with Focus on the Family founder James Dobson that aired Friday, Gingrich admitted to the affair in 1998. In 2000, he divorced his second wife, Marianne, after his attorneys acknowledged his relationship with Callista Bisek, a former congressional aide now his wife.

"He has admitted his moral shortcomings to me, as well, in private conversations," Falwell wrote in a weekly newsletter sent Friday to members of the Moral Majority Coalition and The Liberty Alliance. "And he has also told me that he has, in recent years, come to grips with his personal failures and sought God's forgiveness."


What the hell is Falwell thinking???

Gingrich is damaged goods. Not ONLY did he have an extra-marital affair, he had it while dumping on Clinton for doing the same thing.

What were the so-cons saying during the Lewinsky scandal: how can you trust a man who will betray his wife?

Same thing to Gingrich.

The best predictor of future results is past results.

By supporting Gingrich, so-cons open up a can of worms, and leave themselves open to accusations of hypocrisy.

Not to mention the optics!

American so-cons: stay away from this guy. It's not like there aren't other so-cons you can look to for leadership.

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