"In Future Shock, the Tofflers anticipated the rise and significance of genetically engineered crops; in Window, Gingrich gushes about the possibility of “new strains of wheat that will function as legumes.” In Future Shock, the Tofflers float the idea that adolescence is on its way out the door—writing of “children who at twelve are no longer childlike; adults who at fifty are children of twelve”; in Window, Gingrich writes, “it is conceivable that, by our grandchildren’s time, adolescence will have become a thing of the past.”"
"This being South Carolina, some military imagery was more tasteful than others. Gingrich’s first endorser at Friday night’s speech decided to kick off his speech with a little bit of history: “Charleston has been the place of a lot of historic firings, like the firing of the first shot at Fort Sumter,” said Bobby Harrell, the state’s Republican speaker of the house. “Tomorrow, we will do another firing—when we fire Barack Obama from the White House!”"
"The test I always give conservatives is to say “How many of you wanted to save the Panama Canal?” Most of my conservative friends promptly raise their hands. But the fact of the matter is that the Panama Canal was built by government engineers, because government doctors cured yellow fevers. It was run by a government corporation and it was constructed by government Army and Navy, the largest public works project in history at the time was it was set up."
"A Wall Street Journal report earlier that year was even more damning, revealing that most of the money in the program’s endowment in Georgia was being kicked back to Gigrich’s friends, including Mel Steely, a former Gingrich staffer who was at the time working on an authorized biography of the House Speaker. According to the paper, “90% of the $20,000 raised in the past year went to Steely and two other professors who help him evaluate the program.”"