I have always had the impression, anytime I've ever heard Newt Gingrich talk, that he was half blitzed on Southern Comfort, in that all-day, keep-it-going kind of way:
Do you know what I mean?
That said, I can't see what offshore drilling has to do with American family values. It is hardly clear that it's a net gain. It's hardly clear that it would strengthen American families. In fact, I can't see anything but that it would strengthen American corporations, and to assume that that strengthens American families is a...very bold leap with, as far as I can see, little proof.
Why can't Newt Gingrich just go away?