Ya know, in a way this iritates me... So, I'm going to tell a story so you'll get my point.
Many years ago we moved to California... My ex-husband, myself, and my cute little blond haired, big blue eyed child... We rented an apartment in one of the more expensive towns close to San Jose, Ca.
We were friendly to everyone, everyone you could be that is and the boyfriend of the managers daughter took a liking to us. It seemed strange but you could tell he really liked us and we treated him like we also liked him, which we did. He had a wonderful personality and was extremely likeable. (He was a minority, but I was raised God loves all colors and I haven't changed my mind about that.)
After we were there several months he started bringing us bags of groceries. We did not encourage this behavior AT ALL, but accepted very graciously as we knew he meant well and wouldn't have offended him for the world.
Well, this rather expensive complex sent out a notice one day to make sure your doors were locked because some apartments had been broken into and we all needed to be cautious.
A month or two later we got the word. This wonderful young man was taking the master key and then helping himself to the renters groceries... and yes, I am pretty darn sure that's where all of those bags of groceries came from.
Now, should you look down on me because of this? Here I was thanking The Lord that whoever was breaking into the apartments had left ours alone. Now I knew why..
So, moral of the story - how well does Newt know this man? Politicians meet hundreds of thousands of people and they can't possibly "know" them all. They have to be nice and treat them like a friend in order to get elected, etc. It's part of their job.
So, is this judging Newt without having enough proof? If Newt and he went to lunch and dinner every week of the year and had a very, very close relationship - well that could be questionable. Otherwise, let's try to give the person the benefit of a doubt unless the evidence is overwhelming.
"Only one life will soon be passed, only what's done for Christ will last.."