While he put on a pretty good show of being contrite about that, his whole life has apparently become a campaign to defend the indefensible. From the transcript:
Goeglein impales himself on his own sycophancy in this interview. He tries soooooo hard to be nice and generous, but a one-eyed man can see that he's an insufferable little prick.
Goeglein himself believes that faith and government go together, and that the relationship transcends party politics.
"I believe that the conservative movement is stronger and more effective than the Republican Party," he says. The two are often conflated, but whether they're in politics or not, conservative thinkers are very influential. And despite the political rancor of the times, he says, they do want to have a conversation.
"They are people who, I think, are first and foremost interested in a civil dialogue," he says. "But I can tell you that they would disagree strongly with their friends on the left."