POLITICAL APPOINTEES DO WHAT POLITICAL APPOINTEES DO: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich explains in no uncertain terms to CBS’s Nora O’Donnell, Charlie Rose and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm the facts of life about why a politically appointed spy chief like James Clapper would bob and weave to protect his boss in the Oval Office. I’m no Newt acolyte but the man can be devastating, as is seen in this clip from Right Scoop.