Four legs good, two legs bad. That clank you heard last night was Newt Gingrich lowering the sanctity of marriage bar to the floor. Actually, he threw it down with great force, to loud applause. He declared with righteous indignation that family values have no place in a Republican presidential debate. He was shocked, shocked such a thing would be brought up. This serial adulterer with three marriages under his belt has lowered the bar so low that even the homos Rick Santorum fears and loathes can now easily flit over it. Newt will have no mental or moral defense against gay marriage if elected. I am old enough to remember that one of the things which attracted me to the Republican Party was the principle and stated belief that the family was the central and fundamental strength of American greatness. We also believed actions spoke much louder than words. Now, things are reversed. As long as you say all the right things, you're in like Flint. What you actually do does not matter. And if you say things in a clever way, people won't even notice you are acting in an Orwellian fashion, rewriting "conservative principles". You can attack a rich man for being rich and play the class warfare card and point out that his tax rate should be higher. You can attack a rich man for getting rich through the exercise of Free Enterprise. You can accuse a man who has been married to only one woman for over 40 years, and who has raised five children, as not having any core conservative principles. Four legs bad, two legs good.