IT WAS A RELIEF TO SEE NEWT GINGRICH'S NAME IN THE PAPER the other day. I was beginning to think that he might have been abducted by one of those extraterrestrials he has speculated about.

It was surprising that no one else seemed concerned about the possibility of an abduction. A couple of months ago, Democratic Congressmen were looking forward to running against Newt, linking their opponents to someone whose negative ratings were creeping toward the area once occupied exclusively by Saddam Hussein. How can you run against someone who's off in a spaceship having his bodily fluids removed and his...

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