Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and current Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich infamously managed to deflect questions about his alleged request that his second wife agree to an "open marriage" so that he could continue to sleep with the younger woman who now happens to be his third wife. In the South Carolina debate Gingrich ginned up fake outrage to bluster at the debate moderator:
"To take an ex-wife and make it two days before the primary a significant question in a presidential campaign is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine."
It may not be as despicable as cheating on your second wife while lecturing the rest of us on "family values," but this nugget of Gingrichian claptrap from yesterday's Florida debate qualifies:
Governor Romney owns share -- has an investment in Goldman Sachs, which is today foreclosing on Floridians. So maybe Governor Romney in the spirit of openness should tell us how much money he's made off of how many households that have been foreclosed by his investments? And let's be clear about that."