Carol Platt Liebau
After Newt Gingrich spent days denouncing Mitt Romney's career at a private equity firm, a partner at a different private equity firm is telling Bloomberg News (via Politico) that Newt Gingrich was paid $40,000 to give a speech in which he praised private equity "fulsomely."

Seriously?  Did Speaker Gingrich think this episode just wouldn't come to light, or did he simply not recall it?

The more troubling question: Does Gingrich believe what he's saying now, in an effort to hurt the Romney campaign, or what he said then, in exchange for a $40,000 payday? 

And he wants to call Romney the flip-flopper?  Come on.

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.