Monday, May 16, 2011

Newt Gingrich's Self-Description

According to the New York Times,
[Newt Gingrich] refers to himself as a historian, but apparently his personal study of history has primarily taught him about the effectiveness of demagogy.
How embarrassing. For years, I thought he was calling himself a hysterian. But in fairness to myself, when you can summarize somebody's recent beliefs without parody as, "Watch out for the Kenyan socialist President who is going to allow Sharia law, or maybe even atheists, to take over the country," it seems to me that the person is driven more by hysteria than by history.

[Edited to correct some data corruption from the Blogger outage.]

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