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They Saved Newt’s Brain

A frightening specter from David Brooks: “Perhaps, as my friend Daniel Casse notes, what the G.O.P. needs is Newt Gingrich’s brain lodged in Fred Thompson’s temperament.”

I think the GOP needs to look harder at the reanimated corpse of Ronald Reagan as an option. Seriously, though, to me the striking thing about the Gingrich section of Jeffrey Goldberg’s profile of Republicans adrift is that for the self-proclaimed candidate of new ideas and new directions, Gingrich seems mighty short on actual new ideas for the country.

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