Newt Gingrich has had a pretty bad time of things since officially launching his bid for the White House. He’s been blasted in editorials in both the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal. He’s been pelted with a box of glitter. He’s enraged Rush Limbaugh (not that enraging Rush is particularly difficult). And Newt apologized to Rep. Paul Ryan for his statements on the freshman Republican’s Medicare plan on Meet the Press. Newt has tried to blame his answer on David Gregory, falsely calling the Meet the Press host’s inquiry a “hypothetical baloney question.” Gregory has rightly defended himself and his line of questioning which was both intelligent and relevant.
But things got really weird last night when Gingrich talked to FOX’s Greta Van Susteren. In that interview he said that Democrats would be perpetrating a “falsehood” if they used the words that Newt himself actually said in a political ad (see above clip). That kind of reminded us of what Sarah Palin Tina Fey said on Saturday Night Live earlier this month: “I just hope that the lamestream media won’t twist my words by repeating them verbatim.”