Newt Gingrich is a really smart dude, and in my opinion is one of the most efficient and decent elected representatives in the past 100 years. I admire him. His wife is now the Ambassador to the Vatican and he plays a wonderful support role. I acknowledge that he has struggled with some of the things that decent but flawed men often struggle with and has had a couple of marriages. But in recent years he has quite obviously demonstrated significant spiritual growth as a man seeking after the Lord, and as a husband.
I subscribe to his newsletter, and always find him compelling and thought-provoking. Here is part what he had to say about fired and disgraced former FBI Director’s new tell-all book.
“My first reaction to fired FBI Director James Comey’s book is to demand that Rod Rosenstein release the still secret Comey memorandums. After seeing hundreds of pages of Comey’s self-serving version of reality, the American people deserve to see what he actually wrote at the time. I suspect it will undermine a lot of his case. In fact, it is hard to understand why Rosenstein is keeping these memos hidden—unless it weakens the deep state’s case against President Trump.
‘There are two striking things about the initial leaks of the Comey anti-Trump novel. I call it a novel because it will be amazingly discredited after the elite media is done fawning over Comey and people actually look at what he wrote and how he positioned himself.
‘It is, of course, the angry diatribe of an embittered, fired employee. Anyone who has had to fire someone who was convinced they were right and you were wrong can appreciate the intensity of Comey’s anger. That intensity and that bitterness flows throughout the book.”
I think once again Newt is spot-on in his evaluation, and I find it quite interesting and troubling that the DOJ’s Office of Inspector General has just concluded its year-long investigation of the FBI’s leadership and issued its report in which it exposes serious corruption over recent years at the highest level of the once highly respected FBI.
It Seems to me . . . that the old adage, “Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely” . . . is once again proven true.
In the final analysis I would argue that the natural man is a flawed and troubled character, and that rings true regardless if he is a panhandler dressed in rags on the streets, or if he is wearing a $3,000 Savile Row suit, a $350 hand-made shirt, and $500 Italian, alligator shoes. It also Seems to me . . . that we as a population are just inclined to accept unsavory behavior from the panhandler . . . but have high expectations from the well-educated, well-dressed “respectable” servants.