Dinesh D’Souza hasn’t even been sentenced yet, but his restoration process to the status of Good Christian Man has already begun in earnest. And like Newt Gingrich before him, he’s blaming his “poor judgment” on just being so busy trying to save the country he loves so much.
“I feel its been at times a little crazy and at times a little surreal, perhaps no more so than recently because of the whole trial, [and] the criminal prosecution. It’s something that I never really expected or thought that I would be facing,” D’Souza told The Christian Post on Tuesday. “But I’ve tried to face it with honesty and dignity.”
He explained that in the summer of 2012, he was going through a time that was “emotionally overwhelming” for him.
“It was the flurry of ‘2016,’ the movie was in full swing. I was at the same time running a college, and I was at the same time marketing a book, and speaking. Everything was a whirlwind and I think part of that got to me and so I made decisions then that I would not have made in cooler moments,” said D’Souza, 53…“Similarly, I made some personal errors of judgment that were again as a result of stress and the chaos at the time,” he said. “I look back and I’ve learned from it. I realize that sometimes I get so monomaniacally focused on what I’m doing that other things get sidelined. People say, ‘Well you are so smart, how can you do something so stupid?’ But smart people sometimes do focus on ‘x’ and neglect other things that they should be paying attention to, but they don’t.” About this period, which included “2016,” a critical look at Obama, D’Souza said, “There were times when I felt that I was running against Obama myself. I was like a political candidate in a whirlwind.”
Right. It couldn’t be because you’re a massive douchebag or anything. You just loved your country so much that you had to do it.