Newt Gingrich is a smart guy. This video is enjoyable. "Green Conservatism" is an interesting concept. Via Hot Air:
He’s making a point I’ve made before myself, that what conservatives really object to about environmentalism isn’t so much the policy as the collateral leftist causes — and loathsome celebrity spokesmen — that come bundled with it... Prune away the loathsome Hollywood faddishness and unserious hippie subculture that too often surrounds the issue, be prepared to make a few hard concessions (the most critical of which Newt identifies here), and you’ll find plenty of righties willing to play ball.