Noonan on Gingrich: ‘A human hand grenade’

Peggy Noonan’s column on Newt Gingrich in today’s Wall Street Journal contains her most important thought — ever.

In “Gingrich Is Inspiring—and Disturbing“, Noonan writes,

…Those who know him fear — or hope — that he will be true to form in one respect: He will continue to lose to his No. 1 longtime foe, Newt Gingrich. He is a human hand grenade who walks around with his hand on the pin, saying, “Watch this!”

What they fear is that he will show just enough discipline over the next few months, just enough focus, to win the nomination. And then, in the fall of 2012, once party leaders have come around and the GOP is fully behind him, he will begin baying at the moon. He will start saying wild things and promising that he may bomb Iran but he may send a special SEAL team in at night to secretly dig Iran up, and fly it to Detroit, where we can keep it under guard, and Detroiters can all get jobs as guards, “solving two problems at once.” They’re afraid he’ll start saying, “John Paul was great, but most of that happened after I explained the Gospels to him,” and “Sure, Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize, but only after I explained how people can think fast, slow and at warp speed. He owes me everything”…

We cannot afford another four years of Obama — and we cannot afford to roll the dice on an Obama opponent who is unstable and unreliable.

Read Noonan’s column (subscription required).

2 thoughts on “Noonan on Gingrich: ‘A human hand grenade’”

  1. I find myself in agreement with Noonan, which doesn’t happen very often; she’s mostly a shill and a hack. But Gingrich is a loon who’s so convinced he’s smarter than everyone else, it inhibits his ability to think objectively. I don’t really like Romney, but at least he’s predictable. Mostly.

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