Gingrich flip-flops on Libyan intervention, only 2 weeks after he was for it

It’s tough being Newt Gingrich. Everyone expecting him to be so consistent all the time.

I mean, sure, he’s been divorced twice, married three times, and cheated on at least one of those wives (we hear more), but why should that disqualify him from being the family values guy on the GOP ticket in 2012? What does Newt’s past have to do with his present?

And the same thing goes for Libya. Sure, Newt was all for a no-fly zone two weeks ago:

GINGRICH: Exercise a no-fly zone this evening.

But that doesn’t mean he can’t be against a no-fly zone only two weeks later, does it:

GINGRICH: I would not have intervened. I think there were a lot of other ways to affect Qaddafi. I think there are a lot of other allies in the region we could have worked with. I would not have used American and European forces.

Gotta love the first line of this AP story:

Likely Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has met his first debate opponent of the 2012 campaign season: himself.

You see, what Newt said about Libya two weeks ago was just a youthful indiscretion. He’s just so in love with America that sometimes he doesn’t know what he’s saying… or who he’s sleeping with.


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