Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another Amazing Newt Flip-flop: Gingrich on Both Sides of Afghan Troop Pullout

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been a bust as a Republican presidential candidate. His fledgling campaign has lost top staffers as well as a number of major donors—and that's in a matter of weeks.

Now Gingrich has flubbed again, taking two diametrically opposed positions on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in—yes!—only two weeks.

Gingrich, the Georgia GOP back-bencher who rose to become Speaker of the House during the Clinton years, is floundering as a candidate, hampered by his massive ego and failure to acknowledge that the possibility that he could ever be wrong.

Oh, and there's the matter of his marriages, divorces and sexual indiscretions—an entire soap opera of conservative moral lapses that belie his professed principles.

The details of the latest Gingrich flip-flop are here.