Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Newt’s Bankrupt Moral Reasoning

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich recently acknowledged that he was having an extramarital affair even as he led the Republican charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair in an interview with Focus on the Family founder James Dobson.

His weak reasoning goes like this -

"The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge," the former Georgia congressman said of Clinton's 1998 House impeachment on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. "I drew a line in my mind that said, 'Even though I run the risk of being deeply embarrassed, and even though at a purely personal level I am not rendering judgment on another human being, as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law, I have no choice except to move forward and say that you cannot accept ... perjury in your highest officials."

Newt, I am glad you told us. But why,now?