Some things are the same the world over:
Observers of American politics -- the land of Jimmy Swaggart, Mark Sanford, and Newt Gingrich, to name just a few -- won't be surprised to learn that it is often the most outspoken Iranian advocates of traditional values who fall short of achieving them. Memarian spent part of his mandatory military service in Tehran writing speeches for a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who routinely attacked the craven immorality of the "Global Arrogance" (i.e., the United States). "His filmi [the person who brought him bootlegged films on CD] later told me that he always requested 'films with scenes' [film-haye sahne-dar]," a euphemism for porn.
In other conservative sexual hypocrisy news, serial adulterer Newt Gingrich came out against marriage equality in North Carolina. It's a threat to traditional marriage, he says. He didn't say to which one of his three that concern applies.
The Wall Street Journal, meantime, reports that Gingrich is no threat to the Republican presidential nomination. He's set to pull the plug on his Zombie Campaign next week.
Gingrichland: South Carolina, Georgia and the Moon.