"I'm thrilled if Sarah Palin used a Newt Gingrich idea from an op-ed, or speech, or column or whatever," Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler told POLITICO. "(Gingrich's) response to people repeating his ideas has always been good."
Regardless of whether Palin lifted the material, Gingrich's position is consistent.
I noted long ago that Mike Huckabee, for example, has lifted Newt Gingrich's line about Fed-Ex (without citing Newt).
When I interviewed Gingrich , and mentioned it, he told me he was just happy the idea had gotten out.