>Gingrich had a genuine enthusiasm for ideas, so his departure is a great
how can you say such a thing about the man who led a radical christian coup of the American political system? how can you say he possessed an "enthusiasm for ideas" when he led a monolith in congress which continually attempted to criminalize all forms of abortion, cut American funding of the UN, curtail further the civil liberties of homosexuals, enact prayer in school, subvert the American social security and health care systems, and impeach Bill Clinton for receiving a blow job and possibly lying about it in court? the aforementioned does not seem characteristic of a man who holds an "enthusiam for ideas" or strong libertarian convictions. i see that your address ends with .au so i'll assume that you have not had the same exposure to this man as I have...