From: Matt Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat May 12 2001 - 06:26:26 PDT
On Sat, 12 May 2001, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> Is it a coincidence that the Republican's best and brightest all sound
> stupid or at least ignorant of the full reality of current US life?
> (Reagan, Bush Sr. (scanners anyone?), Bush Jr., Quayle (can't even spell
> Quail ;-)), Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh)
I agree with much in your post, but I'd like to suggest that Newt Gingrich
is smart (although not as smart as, say, Clinton). Gingrich understands
quite a bit of reality, but he also knows how to spin a persuasive
argument. He's a sophist, in the derogatory sense.
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