Newt Gingrich assures a radio audience that "'Kids shouldn't work in coal mines". Breakthrough stuff.
Politico notes Gingrich's use of his Enhanced Auto-Distract functionality:
This is the kind of statement that probably falls into the "if you have to say it ..." category. Gingrich has not backed away one inch from his suggestion that public school children be paid to do some work around their schools. He has now spent well over a week trying to clarify what he meant, however, and that kind of time isn't a luxury he'd have in a general election.