That scamp would almost be amusing if it weren't for the fact that, well, he is enamored of some of totalitarianism's most appalling attributes.
Newt just can't stand prosperity. Finding himself in the lead for the GOP presidential candidate via the good fortune of being a one eyed man in the land of the blind, his love for the grating sound of his own voice is bound to trip him up.
He has just informed the electorate that the judiciary, one of the three pillars of the checks and balances system our Founders brilliantly built into the Constitution, doesn't pass his muster.
"Newt Gingrich drew a hard- and controversial- line against what he deems to be the secularization of the country at the hands of liberal judges.
In a conference call with journalists Sunday, Mr Gingrich railed against what he viewed as the overwhelming authority of the courts, and said he would freely ignore legal decisions he disagreed with if he were president.
He even said that Congress is within its rights to order the Capitol Police or U.S. Marshalls to arrest 'radical' judges and force them to explain themselves whenever they made decisions that Congress did not approve of."