This is pretty sweet. Matt Ortega at AmericaBlogElections sets it up:
A college student at the University of Pennsylvania asked Newt Gingrich a very pointed question about his adulterous past. Gingrich, who led the charge to impeach Bill Clinton in the late 1990s over an affair, admitted four years ago that he, too, was having an affair during impeachment proceedings.
It was in this context that Isabel Friedman, described by Politico as a “party activist,” questioned Gingrich’s moral standing to be the leader of the free world.
“You adamantly oppose gay rights… but you’ve also been married three times and admitted to having an affair with your current wife while you were still married to your second,” Isabel Friedman, president of the Penn Democrats, asked Gingrich after a speech at the University of Pennsylvania, according to Politico. “As a successful politician who’s considering running for president, who would set the bar for moral conduct and be the voice of the American people, how do you reconcile this hypocritical interpretation of the religious values that you so vigorously defend?”
Ooh! In typical GOP fashion, Gingrich’s response was pablum for idiots. If you want to read the transcript of his reply, it’s at the link, but it’s not worth reposting here, because all he did was deflect the question and try to make himself look like a big man in front of the audience.
Here’s the video. The audio is faint, unfortunately, but that’s how these things go sometimes.