Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, speaking to CSPAN a year after he resigned from the House, addressed his own ethics charges, arguing that he represented a “progressive tradition of reform” and had been falsely criticized because of his opposition to government corruption.
“I’ve always said I came out of the Theodore Roosevelt-LaFollette progressive tradition of reform,” Gingrich told CSPAN. “I always knew that if you’re dealing with genuine corruption, people will come after you.”
Before running, pols should make sure any old appearances on C-SPAN have been sufficiently scrubbed. Or Kaczynski will haunt your dreams.