Newt Gingrich's walk back tour reached its zenith Tuesday night, as Gingrich personally apologized to Paul Ryan for dismissing his Medicare plan as "right wing social engineering." In an added twist, Gingrich claims that the merest mention of his extensive condemnation of Ryan's budget from Sunday's Meet The Press by Democrats is now out of bounds as a result.
"Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood, because I have said publicly those words were inaccurate and unfortunate," he told FOX's Greta Van Susteren.
Poor Newt. Must be hard for someone with such a massive ego to be forced to go through this kind of ritual public humiliation.
Gingrich could now be analogized to a rat caught in the act of fleeing a sinking ship and forced to climb back aboard and apologize to its inebriated captain.