signed a pledge from Iowa social conservative group The Family Leader promising to restrict the marriage rights of gays and the abortion rights of women and repeal health care reform. There’s also a personal matter: As president, Gingrich pledges not to commit adultery. How nice. So he’s finally settling down with his third wife, Callista, with whom he committed adultery while leading a campaign to impeach Bill Clinton for adultery. Of course, it was his passion for America that led Gingrich to commit adultery.
Anyway, it seems to me that if social conservatives want a family man as president, they’ve already got one in the White House–one who is still on his first wife. Gingrich wrote a lengthy letter to the group confirming his pledge. Some excerpts:
To Bob Vander Plaats and the Executive Board of The FAMILY LEADER:
I appreciate the opportunity to affirm my strong support of the mission of the FAMILY LEADER by solemnly vowing to defend and strengthen the family through the following actions I would take as President of the United States.
Defending Marriage. As President, I will vigorously enforce the Defense of Marriage Act... I will support sending a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification. ...I also pledge to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others.
Defending the Unborn. I believe that life begins at conception. On day one of my administration, I will sign an executive order reinstating Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City policy that prevents taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions overseas. I will also work with Congress to repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood...