Gene Lyons explains how Newt Gingrich winning the Republican nomination would be a disaster for Gingrich but a good thing for the rest of us, in his column, “Why Gingrich Might Be Good For America:”
Look, nobody’s third wife is going to be First Lady. In the privacy of the voting booth, American women won’t stand for it. Regardless of how flawlessly the bejeweled Callista enacts the role of pious matron, she remains the embodiment of the Trophy Wife—younger, more adoring, unencumbered by children, a climber on the make. In effect, a successful Monica Lewinsky, although unlike Bill Clinton’s paramour, Callista was no kid.