Newt Gingrich is running for president. How else do you explain his "coming out" as an adulterer to James Dobson, of all people? How else do you explain the most sickening display of pandering this side of Tom DeLay? "There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There's certainly times when I've fallen short of God's standards" said the oh-so-contrite Gingrich when asked gingerly by Dobson-an evangelical crank who under normal circumstances would have probably condemned Gingrich as a "fornicator"-if he was having an affair with a woman "obviously" not his wife during the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. It was so totally staged for political effect that one thought the two conspirators would come back for curtain calls when the so-called "interview" was over. Made you want to barf.
Newt, to paraphrase the immortal words of one Homer Simpson: You're the suckiest suck up who ever sucked.