Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Gingrich: What Lincoln would say about Obama

In a thorough and supremely engaging essay by Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House traces our current political climate through the somber winds that blew through the Lincoln administration, and concludes that the 16th President of the United States would be pleased:

As to the latest president occupying what had once been “his house”? Regardless of the issues, regardless of belief in what has been promised or disagreement with those promises, regardless of policies to be set and policies broken, one could easily imagine that, upon our telling Lincoln the news of the current American president, there would be a smile....

Finally, without doubt, a smile would crease his care-worn face, and in his famed Midwestern drawl, he would say: “Let's drop in and say hello to this new fella. I'd like to wish him well and then shake his hand.”

Gingrich may never become President, but if he did, here's guessing he'd write the most eloquent damn memoir in history.

[Hat tip: History News Network]