South Carolina is home to skinks and geckos and horned lizards, but … Newt? The advocate of the little guy, who took millions from big health care companies to advocate for their interests on Capitol HIll, all the while insisting that he is not a lobbyist? The critic of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac who then turns out to have been on their payroll for millions as a consultant? And, lest we forget, Newt Gingrich – the champion of family values and open marriage?
Not that Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum is any prize … but seriously … Newt?