Newt Gingrich has turned out to be the Looney Tunes character* that National Review portrayed him as in 2011. The supposedly strong Constitutionalist Newt Gingrich:
Gingrich’s position is, literally, that the rules should not apply to Trump because he’s rich. pic.twitter.com/D3mA6lsv0u— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) December 20, 2016
Apparently moral and financial rules against political corruption are only for middle class and poor occupants of the White House. If you're rich enough, you can take as much money as you like.
Even worse, because a mere ripping off of money isn't as bad as actually corrupting the system, the pardoning power is to allow Executive Branch officials to do unlawful things with impunity. Hmm. That will be a fun idea when the Democrats get back in power.
Newt is the very definition of how "brilliance" is often the opposite of wisdom and integrity.
H/T Cheri Jacobus
*Actually Marvin the Martian is undoubtedly superior to Newt.