Newt Gingrich: “I’m not going to defend the indefensible. … I’m prepared to defend a very aggressive anti-terrorist campaign, and I’m prepared to defend the idea that the government ought to know who’s making the calls, as long as that information is only used against terrorists, and as long as the Congress knows that it’s underway. But I don’t think the way they’ve handled this can be defended by reasonable people. It is sloppy” (“Hannity & Colmes,” FNC, 5/11).
That is on the money. That’s the trouble with so much of what’s bogging down the Administration. They’ve been sloppy on so much. When this broke, the President put on his stern face (you know the one, he focuses on the prepared remarks on the podium and won’t allow himself the goofy little smirk), and told the American people that by god they know what they’re doing and it’s fine, so stop asking questions.
That attitude doesn’t fly when you’re looking at my phone calls. A little humility and a lot less arrogance would do this Administration some good.