CHANGE A LA GINGRICH
Newt Gingrich’s 27th book has an epic title: “Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Fate.” No wonder the title is so long. He has been mulling over the idea since 1981, Mr. Gingrich revealed during a recent conference call with The Washington Times. And the idea? Entrepreneurs, scientists and academes are the “pioneers” while lobbyists, politicians and “Hillary Clinton” are the prison guards, the former House speaker explained. Is he running for office or hoping to garner a Cabinet appointment maybe? Perhaps. Mr. Gingrich is still a man of much energy, with viable institutional knowledge. This book is meant to “shake up and shrink Washington,” he said, faulting those who stay passive on the sidelines. And about that clash. He anticipates that when “drastic new ideas are proposed in the GOP, half the battle is within the party.”
Change is due, Mr. Gingrich counseled. But wait. Didn’t brisk “change” as a strategy backfire on the Obama administration and create some bad press for the tea party? Yes, but the author intends to handle change with care, providing his alternative ideas in a way that proves irresistible.
“These are key ideas necessary for America to break out of gridlock and become the most productive nation on the planet,” he advised.