Newt Gingrich: A Still Life (2)
I hate to praise George Will (just as much as I hate to praise M. Dowd), but his article on Gingrich was enjoyably savage:
“There is almost artistic vulgarity in Gingrich’s unrepented role as a hired larynx…”
“Gingrich, who would have made a marvelous Marxist, believes everything is related to everything else and only he understands how. Conservatism, in contrast, is both cause and effect of modesty about understanding society’s complexities, controlling its trajectory and improving upon its spontaneous order. Conservatism inoculates against the hubristic volatility that Gingrich exemplifies…
“Gingrich might stop being (as Churchill said of John Foster Dulles) a bull who carries his own china shop around with him.”
If this anti-Gingrich artistry continues, it may rehabilitate columnists as much as it takes down Gingrich.