Rich Lowry was kind enough in this column to mention an AmSpec post of my own, but that’s not why I link to this. I made a quick comparison; Lowry fleshed it out brilliantly and sensitively. One of several key paragraphs:
Only one other politician in America could have played the victim card so expertly when confronted by the story of a wronged woman. Only one other politician would have thrown out so many obfuscating “facts,” or turned his lavish anger on and off so quickly. Only one other politician would have dared hope to turn such an embarrassing imbroglio to his advantage. If he was watching the debate somewhere, Bill Clinton must have chuckled in admiration and thought, “Well played, my friend. Well played.”
In just a little while, I’ll actually be defending Gingrich from a separate attack from the left (stay tuned). But Lowry’s column is well worth a read.