Sarah Palin has posted another article on her Facebook page about the “politics of personal destruction” in attempting to come to Newt Gingrich’s defense. Palin suggests that it is the “establishment” and the media who is attacking Newt and his family. Of course the implication is that any reports on Gingrich’s lack of family values is unfair, and inappropriate. The history of Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich is clear and unequivocal. They both suggest they are champions of family values. Sarah Palin has used her family so many times for political advantage, it is almost not worth reporting. From the night we met Sarah Palin and Trig at the RNC in 2008,
to the book America by Heart, Reflections on FAMILY, faith, and flag and the beginning of every episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska we listened to the Empress talk about how very important her family was to her. Gingrich has tried to paint himself as a “family man” too. It’s just harder for him to do that because he has admittedly had long term affairs during two of his three marriages. He fails to talk about the gay sister he has and how she isn’t part of the family he advertises. He was raised by an admittedly bi-polar mother.
The criticism of Gingrich’s personal life hasn’t been limited to the media or the GOP. Bryan Fischer of the American Family association is their spokesman. Mr. Fisher said that Gingrich’s extramarital affairs are a “show-stopper” and charged that “social conservatives and all those in the pro-family movement must have grave reservations about his candidacy” Fischer even warned that a Gingrich presidency could undermine American families. He said:
A candidate or president with such a troubled past would have little or no credibility in talking about the sanctity of marriage and the sanctity and importance of the intact family unit. “Who are you,” folks would say, “to be lecturing us about the importance of family?”
And there certainly would be fallout for the American family and the institution of marriage if such a flawed individual served as our nation’s leader.
The only people who have attacked American family values are Palin and Gingrich, and the media has only reported the facts.