"The first wife, and often the second, do not grasp his brilliance or grandeur. The starter wives try to confine him in their small world. But his drive to fulfill his gargantuan potential is too powerful. He rebelliously breaks conventions. Then he finds the muse who sees him as he sees himself. He is a man of history and belongs to something larger. She agrees that his rejections have been the fault of the audience. They cannot stare into a light so bright. She directs and channels him, saying, ‘This is what you have to do to achieve your destiny.’ Now he is unleashed. The best and worst of him have been fed and watered."
Republican Alex Castellanos, as quoted by Maureen Dowd, discussing Callista Gingrich. If this quote doesn’t sum up what’s wrong with the Republican party (and Newt, himself) I don’t know what does. Read the rest at the NYT. (via joshsternberg)
Short version: “Those first two wives were like training wheels. Now he can ride a bike.” (via shortformblog)