I love it when you read something and think it says one thing when in fact it says another. For instance, this morning, I read this headline in the Washington Post Online:
Grinch Considers 2008 Bid
The Grinch?! That guy with a heart three sizes too small? The stealer of Christmas joy and children's toys? Running for president?
Then I realized I'd misread it. The actual headline was Gingrich Considers 2008 Bid.
Well, I suppose it makes sense. They're not far removed in terms of heartlessness.
Of course, there is a difference between the two. Eventually, the Grinch sees the point of goodness and goodwill and grows a heart. The chances for Gingrich doing the same seem slim to none.
Perhaps his name should be Newt Gingrinch, but that seems like an insult to the Grinch, doesn't it?