Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller found something interesting in Newt Gingrich’s campaign filings. The man who rails about fiscal conservatism — and who is running for president to bring some of that to Washington — reported being in debt to the tune of $1,030,627.82. Okay, fine. Seeking the nomination isn’t cheap. But Lewis points out that $451,946 of that total is due to his use of private planes. C’mon, man!
Lewis was told by the campaign that Gingrich had no idea his effort was in the red until all his consultants bolted en masse and that the former speaker of the House is now flying commercial. Poor thing. And poor conservatives. They’ve just been handed more evidence that Gingrich is far from being the responsible steward of the nation and its finances. If he doesn’t know what the heck is going on in his own campaign and how it is being run, why on earth should he be entrusted with the government?