Maher mocks Gingrich for hypocritical moralizing

"If Charlie Sheen's home life means he can't have a TV show, then I say Newt Gingrich can't run for president"

Topics: Bill Maher, War Room, Newt Gingrich,

Maher mocks Gingrich for hypocritical moralizing

Newt Gingrich seems primed to run on a value-based campaign platform as he explores his White House bid in earnest this week. And Bill Maher couldn’t help but point out the seeming hypocrisy in that decision. The “Real Time” host dedicated a portion of his “New Rule” segment last night to Gingrich — on his third marriage after two acrimonious and scandal-clad divorces — concluding “I don’t think actual newts are this slimy.”

Maher also compared the former House speaker to a number of disgraced politicians and wondered out loud why Newt got a pass when John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer and Chris Lee did not.


Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.

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