What a difference a year makes. Last May, Republican primary contender Newt Gingrich went on "Meet the Press" and called Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare "right-wing social engineering." He said, "I think we need a national conversation to get to a better Medicare system with more choices for more seniors." He even spoke some truth to Fox News (after denying climate change at the :14 mark). But now that Ryan is the VP candidate, Newt thinks that social engineering is a great idea. If Newt could hold the same belief for more than a few months at a time, I might go so far as to say I agree with him.