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“I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men.” – Henry IV, Part II

This pompous line was said by Falstaff, a comedic, rotund¬†character who regularly thought far too highly of himself (remember that “wit” often referred to intelligence in Shakespeare’s day).¬† Who doesn’t think Newt Gingrich is a modern day Falstaff?


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  1. Chris Clark

    10 years ago

    I think that may well be giving ol’ Newt too much credit. He certainly thinks more highly of himself than I do, but I think Shakespeare limited Falstaff’s personality to the realm of probable, while Newt’s arrogance is almost befuddling at times and the rest of his personal traits seem far less palatable.

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