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Newt Gingrich On Romney Super PAC Ads: ‘Give Us A Break, Mitt, Just Be Honest!’

On her show today, radio host Laura Ingraham asked presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich about his recent call for Mitt Romney to take down his super PAC ads.

“[D]efending the right to lie as a candidate is a pretty bad idea,” said Gingrich. “The Washington Post just gave the newest Romney ad four Pinocchios. Do you know how hard it is to write and run ad that has four Pinocchios? That means there’s no honesty in the ad, except maybe the, you know, the tag line.”

He also reacted to Romney’s assertion that, basically, if Gingrich can’t stand the heat, he should get out of the kitchen before Barack Obama wanders in:

Look, f Romney would like to take credit and admit these are his staffers, these are his donors, this is his negative campaign, and it’s dishonest, fine, I can take the heat. But all I have is some guy running around going “oh me, I’m really innocent because, you know, I’m a businessman and I’m not a politician and I wouldn’t do anything negative and, gosh, I wish those people weren’t doing anything negative because, gee, I really feel bad but I can’t tell them not to do anything negative because that would be a boo boo.” What he said yesterday morning on MSNBC insulted the intelligence of every American. Give us a break Mitt, just be honest!

Gingrich also offered his reaction to Meghan McCain new gig as an MSNBC contributor, as well as her recent assertion that Gingrich’s wife Callista is “icy.”

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“Well, listen, let’s be fair,” he told Ingraham. “By the standards of MSNBC she is a conservative thinker.”

Have a listen to their exchange, courtesy of The Laura Ingraham Show:

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