My efforts to become less like George Will and more like Chuck Klosterman are finally paying off, as evidence by this GQ piece: “What Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Perry Taught Me About Sex (and Settling Down).”
Here’s a teaser:
At fifteen, being smart and knowing random bits of trivia earns you wedgies. At 30, it gets you laid. And that’s basically what happened for Newt Gingrich. One day he woke up, and though he was still a fat nerd, all of a sudden, he had game. If knowledge is power and power is (as Henry Kissinger said) an aphrodisiac…well, you do the math. But this was not liberating in the wholesome way you might expect.
Read the whole thing.