Friday, February 25, 2005


Here's the early guide to Newt Gingrich's '08 presidential run, and I, for one, can't wait to ignore it in bookstores. Although the bookstores near me won't be carrying many copies. I read that the clerk in a Berkeley post office tried to give a man buying stamps a sheet of the new Ronald Reagan issue, and when the man said that Reagan wasn't really his kind of guy, the clerk said he hadn't sold any of the Reagan stamps in three days.

Newt's pie-in-the-sky futurism was always fun, moreso now that we all know Tom DeLay and Denny Hastert better than we did then. Newtstalgia! But either he's toned it down in this new book, or the reviewer isn't feeling the love.

Years ago, there was a car usually parked a block north of Channing and west of MLK in Berkeley with a bumper sticker reading, Nuck Fewt.

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