Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is a master of meanness. He can be blunt. That was his mode at a family-values forum in Iowa on Saturday, when he tongue-lashed the Occupy Wall Street protesters. “Go get a job right after you take a bath,” the man who once had a revolving, interest-free line of credit at Tiffany’s said dismissively.
And Gingrich can be quietly cutting. That was the tack he took in an interview last Tuesday with CBN’s David Brody, who commented, “It seems like you’re the realist up there, someone who is going to just say what needs to be said.”