Friday, January 20, 2012

Two thoughts About Gingrich's Marital Answer

1. His desire to shift the blame to the left wing media reminded me of [then] First Lady Hillary Clinton's attempts to shift the blame of her husband's marital infidelities and legal problems on a "vast right wing conspiracy." Sorry.

The story exists because Newt Gingrich made it exist. He decided to cheat on his wife and he decided to make his sexual indiscretions a matter of public concern the moment he decided to make the sexual indiscretions of other politicians a matter of public concern. A thrice married man who cheated on his first two wife or two should be the last one condemning another man for cheating on his wife. A politician who says there is no right to privacy (and Gingrich is one of those who espouses that viewpoint) shouldn't wave his finger and tell us to stay out of his "personal life." The hypocrisy is just stunning.

Mitt Romney on Taxes

Mitt Romney apparently wants to pick and choose what taxes he will release.

The money quote:

"Maybe. You know I don't know how many years I'll release. I'll take a look at what our documents are. I'll release multiple years. I don't know how many years and but I'll be happy to do that."

Yep. There might be some gaps between years. I would not be surprised if the tax returns he releases include nothing embarrassing. Those he'll keep to himself.

Gingrich's Vindictiveness Revealed in Debate

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's vindictiveness comes out with this answer on SOPA.

"You're asking a conservative about the economic interests of Hollywood," were the first words out of the speaker's mouth.

Leave aside for the moment, the merits (or lack thereof) of his later argument or any argument for this anti-piracy bill. The fact that he would consider the ideological standing of those who are raising the appeal as a reason to support (or oppose) legislation should frighten everybody and the pettiness is unbecoming. Presidents shouldn't admit to having enemies lists that determine how they will treat their fellow Americans.