David Gregory Busts a Talmudic Cap in Jack Abramoff's Tuchus
It's a good day when you get to write a headline like that.
A funny thing happened on the way to Newt Gingrich's mini-resurgence. On Wednesday, Gingrich was told, in no uncertain terms, to go get his shinebox by Jack Abramoff himself -- the paragon of Beltway-based ethical malfeasance.
Speaking to David Gregory, Abramoff -- a year removed from prison -- excoriated Gingrich for the emerging scandal in which Gingrich was paid over $1 million to "consult" for housing giant Freddie Mac. But David turned on Abramoff -- gently, but definitively -- by dropping some Talmudic wisdom on the felon's head. Here's how David framed his question about Abramoff's soul: "In the Jewish faith, it's said that in the Talmud, that one of the first questions God asks you in heaven is, 'Were you honest in your business dealings?'" Click here to see Abramoff answer.