Republicans embrace Gingrich's affair confession
Newt Gingrich lead the revolt behind Bill Clinton's impeachment in the late 90s. He was the most vocal about how 'wrong' Clinton's affair was, and he really voiced his opinion about the fact that Clinton lied about it.
On Friday, Newt tells his good buddy James Dobson (christian evangelist turned right-wing puppet) that he too was hiding something at the time of Clinton's trial. Gingrich himself was having an affair while he was pushing for Bill Clinton to be impeached.
As you know, Clinton was impeached but not removed from office. In his interview with Dobson, Gingrich argued that he should not be seen as a hypocrite and suggested he had an obligation to pursue the charges against Clinton.
Meanwhile he was doing the same damn thing. It does seem that Republicans are finding it easier to forgive and forget these days. Jerry Falwell has praised Gingrich for his confession, and while there Falwell also made nice with another high-profile republican, John McCain.
Many believe Newt's confession is the first step in announcing that he will battle McCain for the republican nomination in 2008.