Newt Gingrich is rising in the polls like yeasty dough. Mr. G says he’s going to take the bloat out of government, but he’s looking a bit puffy himself, especially around the wallet:
“Gingrich ventures took in more than $105 million over a decade’s time,” Peter H. Stone, iWatch
Mr. Gingrich says he’s a historian, yet he wants you to forget his personal history of serial adultery, extravagance, and questionable business deals. He says if elected he’ll scrap the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and teach an online course from the White House. Maybe citizen-students will get the $1.6 million history lesson Professor Newt taught Freddie Mac.
But historians are valuable advisors, because history can repeat itself. Here’s an example: despite the predatory policy’s rejection by voters and the chilling example of the recent economic collapse, Newt Gingrich is recycling his proposal to take your Social Security funds and gamble them on Wall Street.
“Gingrich’s history gap,” Los Angeles Times editorial
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