After writing about Rick Santorum yesterday, I thought I should write about Newt Gingrich. Apparently, I already did that in March of last year:
I saw Newt Gingrich and his wife on EWTN being interviewed by Raymond Arroyo some time ago.
I'm always intrigued by a conversion story. Newt has converted to the Catholic faith. But Mr. Gingrich's recent confessions of patriotism has left my blood boiling. The man disgusts me. If he thinks he can pave his way to the White House by blaming his infidelities on his love for his country, he's a fool! Or we are for accepting such nonsense. If you're a dog admit it. Dont' look me dead in the face and pull an excuse out of your rear end. I'm not buying it.
Faith should change Mr. Gingrich if he's taken his conversion seriously. But I also wonder about wife #3. Considering his history, what was she thinking when she married him? He'll change for me? For God? For love of country? Oh dear, I hope that doesn't trigger another patriotic act!
We as a country should not accept such behavior from anyone in public office. What you do in the private sector is your business, but when you are on the tax payers' dime, you better keep it zipped! I don't care if you're a convert or not.
I've also noticed and even heard one TV talking head comment that no one takes Gingrich's conversion to the Catholic faith seriously. This is kind of sad, but he is a politician.
I'm a convert and I'm sure in those early years, people didn't take my faith seriously either. Thirty plus years later, I think they understand I'm in it for the long haul.
Perhaps, in time, Gingrich's faith will be taken seriously.