Female Voice: Newt Gingrich was a career politician, selling access here in Washington DC.
Male Voice: The year that he ran for Congress in 1978, he made a grand total of $10,000 by the time he became the Speaker; he made $675,000 by the time he left Congress; and he’s brought his net worth up to about $7,500,000 million dollars.
Female Voice: 84 ethics complains when he was speaker, driven out of the speakership in disgrace.
Male Voice: Having to pay $300,000 for lying, for complete fraud.
Newt Gingrich: And I have bunch of things to do, maybe earn a little bit of money.
Male Voice: Newt Gingrich is also the latest example of how the corrupt revolving door drives Washington.
Guest: He was paid a hundred million dollars for playing the revolving door game.
Guest: A big part of that I just lobbying money. Congresses are really brought and sold, they’re brought and sold legally.
Newt Gingrich: If you’ve been Speaker of the House, you’re always an insider.
News Anchor: Gingrich received up to 1.8 million dollars for Freddie Mac just before it collapsed, his think tank’s got 37 million bucks from the healthcare industry.
Male Voice: Newt Gingrich renewed his support for an individual mandate, a key tenant of President Obama’s law.
Newt Gingrich has been on both sides of a long list of issues.
He went the other way when he got paid to go the other way.
Interviewer: Do you think voters are going to warm up to you because you’re boasting about getting $60,000 a speech?
Newt Gingrich: I was charging $60,000 a speech. Normally celebrities lead, and they gradually sell fewer speeches every year, we’re selling more.
Female Voice: He is the absolute symbol of that corrupt system.
Male Voice: Newt Gingrich, this guy hasn’t got skeletons in his closets, he’s got a whole graveyard in there.
It’s about serial hypocrisy.