Captain Ed Morrissey assesses Newt's Latest Problem from Wingnut Central:
It’s possible that Gingrich supported Congressional pressure on Fannie and Freddie to expand home ownership in 1999-2002 during his first round with Freddie, and then changed his mind during his second consultation period. ... Even so, the fact that Gingrich had such a lengthy consulting relationship with such a toxic organization might be enough to turn off Republican voters. The nexus of power and big business is one of the themes of the Tea Party’s efforts at reform, and the ability of the powerful to move into consulting relationships with big-money players like Freddie Mac is one of the symptoms of the problem.
Yes. But Newt may not just be a symptom of what is wrong in the world. Newt himself may be what is wrong with the world. We should seriously consider this possibility.