A psychiatrist named Keith Ablow writes for Fox News that Newt Gingrich’s serial infidelities may make him a more effective president, in part because his willingness to speak bluntly to his newly-diagnosed-with-serious-illnesses-and-soon-to-be-former-wives might help him explain difficult things to the country.
Ablow, who is a psychiatrist for Fox News (a network which obviously needs one) sees only one danger in this scenario, i.e. that another (probably younger, perhaps richer) country might come along and want Newt to be its president. No, I am not making this up, and no, I have no idea if he is pulling our leg, though on the latter question I do not find the smirk in his photo very reassuring.
In addition to psychoanalyzing Fox News, Ablow offers a life coaching service, which can help you with just about everything, including “weight loss, improving relationships spiritual growth and finding love,” the last of these apparently with no holds barred.
About the same time as Ablow unleashed his profundities, John Oliver at the Daily Show landed on a similar notion. In a segment entitled Freaker of the Spouse, Oliver argues that Gingrich’s handling of his infidelities has demonstrated a gutsiness that will serve him well negotiating with Congress or even the Chinese.
Oliver, for the record, was joking.