Newt Gingrich was never as smart as he thought he was.
Sure, Newt was a rhetorical bomb-thrower and a world-class blowhard, but the Georgia Republican was also an arrogant and ego-driven narcissist with little regard for the lives of others.
Now Newt's former wife (number two) is telling tales out of school about Newt's private hypocrisies. It's an ugly story, but not one that will surprise Newt-watchers.
The sorry details here.