December 1, 2011


Quinntessentially mutable

by Nori
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adj : capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature; “a mutable substance”; “the mutable ways of fortune”; “mutable weather patterns”; “a mutable foreign policy”

I watched the Ron Paul ad highlighting Gingrich’s flip-flops this morning and thought . . . Gingrich is the mutable candidate, possibly even more so than Romney.

Don’t get me wrong, I think there’s a lot to admire in Newt Gingrich.  His marital morals and ego notwithstanding, Newt’s not a bad guy.  He’s smart, well informed and he did a tremendous job as Speaker for which he got little wide-spread credit.  He did, in essence, a presidential job as Speaker by limiting spending and working toward a balanced budget.  But anyone spending any time working in politics or for political entities cannot possibly come away unsmudged and the Ron Paul ad certainly highlights the most glaring of the smudges.  Reason Magazine takes a whack at a bunch more advocating infringement of civil liberties.  <wince>