(PD hopes you had a merry and non-partisan Christmas! Now let’s get back to it.)

CNN has an exclusive up tonight about Newt’s first divorce, refuting his claim that it was Jackie who requested it.

It’s doubtful this will change anyone’s mind about the former speaker. Either the adultery and divorce bother you, or they don’t. His honesty about who wanted the divorce probably won’t rank high on your list of concerns.

But it does remind us that matters of personal integrity often have a way of shaping races. But should they?