Newt Gingrich is getting way too much positive and fawning press. While he is clearly a very bright guy, it also a major flake:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday he is "sickened" that President Bush and Congress went on vacation "while young Americans in our cities are massacred" by illegal immigrants...
Gingrich said that the "war here at home" against illegal immigrants is "even more deadly than the war in Iraq and Afghanistan."
Now my Republican friends are quick to defend Newt. They say that he is not a kook of flake, but just a run of the mill racist and bigot who must lie and demonize brown people if he hope to win votes from the GOP which is made up of racist and bigoted white people who are terrified of all brown people.
They're probably right.