On Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC, Washington Post columnist George Will continued his criticism of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, saying, “We’re at the horrid stage with Newt Gingrich.”
Earlier on the show, Gingrich continued his own criticisms of his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, calling him a “maniacal liar.” That, Will said, is telling of some of Gingrich’s vulnerabilities.
“Time is not Newt Gingrich’s friend because the more time he has the more he talks,” Will commented. “The more he talks the more he says things, as he just did here this morning. He said, ‘I would love to be civil, but I’m running against a maniacal liar.’ Now, that’s pretty strong language.” (RELATED: George Will: ‘You can associate many things with Mr. Gingrich, but wisdom isn’t one of them’)
Will cited Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s nursery rhyme as a way to illustrate how “horrid” Gingrich had become.
“I don’t know if you have ever told Longfellow’s nursery rhyme to your 4-year-old daughter, Alice,” Will said to Tapper, reciting:
There is a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead,
When she was good,
She was very good indeed,
When she was bad,
She was horrid.
“We’re at the horrid stage with Newt Gingrich,” Will concluded.