Newt Gingrich declared that anyone who quoted him accurately was lying; and now Tim Pawlenty, who, aside from saying a whole lot of false things while declaring himself a truthteller, pulled a Gingrich when Rush Limabaugh correctly pointed out that he wasn’t a true Tea Partier a few years ago.
It’s possible to believe that someone is completely wrong on policy while respecting his or her character. But policy aside, these are just contemptible people.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"Where Have All The Mensches Gone?"
More from Krugman.