Newt Gingrich Fans, 7-Eleven Managers Probably Not Running Out to Buy David Brooks’s New Book

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WASHINGTON - MARCH 30: (AFP OUT) David Brooks of the New York Times speaks during a live taping of Meet the Press March 30, 2008 in Washington, DC. Guests General Michael Hayden, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David Brooks, of the New York Times, and Peter Beinart, a Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy on the Council on Foreign Relations, appeared on the show to speak about the successes and falures of the CIA in the war on terror and the upcoming US presidential elections. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images for Meet the Press) Photo: Brendan Smialowski/2008 Getty Images

"Some people are interesting personalities, like Newt Gingrich, but Newt Gingrich is not going to be president. I wouldn't let that guy run a, you know, a 7-Eleven, let alone the country. He's a really interesting guy, no management skills." —New York Times columnist David Brooks. [Time]