NEWT GINGRICH does not eat sandwiches; he fundamentally transforms them, radically changing them from solid foodstuff to masticated bolus to energy.That's how it starts, and it hardly lets up. Frankly.
I'm not sure what's worse: the pundits who bought the Newt thing after South Carolina; the ones who bought Newt during his late fall polling surge; the ones who took him seriously way back when he got in last spring; or the ones who have been warning us that he was a threat to win a GOP presidential nomination every four years beginning in 1996. Either way, the operative quote goes to political analyst extraordinaire Johnny Rotten: "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"
Via Waldman, who adds a nice two cents. Oh, and now that his campaign is over (yes, it is), can I go back to calling him Tom P. Baxter (and I'm not going to be modest: if you enjoyed Wilkinson's post, you'll probably enjoy that one of mine. Holds up nicely, I think).
(Updated: I had the wrong DiA semi-anonymous blogger. My apologies).