It is more than two years until the next Presidential election, but the Esquire has drawn first blood in the campaign. They have published a hit piece on potential Republican candidate Newt Gingrich, a large portion of which is derived from interviews with his ex-wife. Heh.
Want to get the worst possible spin on someone, what better place to go than to an ex who feels wronged. The author makes no bones as to his own political philosophy as he describes Gingrich. For but one example:
. . . a reasonable and sober Newt Gingrich would never have gotten anywhere. Hence his ability to be scandalously extreme with great ease. This incoherence is at the heart of today's conservative movement, and no one embodies it more than Gingrich. He is both sides of the divided Republican soul in a single man.
Reread that snippet again. Does it make any sense? It is obviously an ad hominem attack on both Gingrich and conservativism, but it is, itself, an incoherent one. How the hell does the left get paid to write this drivel?