Well actually quite a lot. One is old and reasonably rich, the other is young, brainless, and likely penniless.
But who paid the bigger price for being found guilty? Newt fessed up $300,000 yet Casey has managed to even avoid the $25 a month for probation. So who is the smarter one?
Casey was accused of murder; Newt was merely accused of politics. Where is the sense in this?
Newt found himself in a world of hurt, and a world of financial pain:
According to the nonpartisan fact check group PolitiFact, Gingrich was reprimanded by the House and ordered to pay the $300,000 penalty in 1997 for violating an ethics rule
Hmm $300k and he still runs wild?
Casey Anthony on the other hand canâ€™t even afford the $25 a month probation!
Of course Newt has a big advantage over Casey. Newt has â€˜Super Pacâ€™sâ€™ behind him, poor Casey does not.
About the only thing that Newt and Casey seem to agree on is marriage. Neither view it as a great goal. Newt seems to think that marriage should be â€˜openâ€™, Casey prefers the idea of being blond and saying â€˜I know the perfect babysitterâ€™.
In some ways I am surprised that Newt and Casey have not already met.
Comparing these two may seem strange, one only killed a single child. What the other might give me pause for thought.