Newt Gingrich’s daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman, has apparently inherited her father’s conservative views and his staggering talent for hypocrisy. Now a columnist for conservative website Townhall, she actually had the chutzpah to take on Anthony Weiner and Elliot Spitzer for running for office after sex scandals.
Donald Trump’s tweet Tuesday of this week puts it all in perspective, “@realDonaldTrump: With Spitzer & Anthony Weiner running for office, New York is pervert central! Pathetic.”
Why are the dually disgraced Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner running for office after engaging in public peccadilloes that would have doubtless persuaded many a lesser man to stay home? Only they know for sure — their reasoning is probably a bit different than their public pronouncements.
They may have been inspired by the recent election of the disgraced former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who won the special election for his state’s 1st Congressional District of South Carolina on May 7 against Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
Bear in mind that she is the daughter of Newt and his first wife, on whom he cheated with the woman who became his second wife, on whom he subsequently cheated with the woman who became his third wife. And she supported his presidential campaign in 2012. The self-righteous hypocrite doesn’t fall far from the tree, apparently.