Newton Leroy Gingrich turns 70 today, and it says something about his level of appeal that I am fairly confident all of us would much rather see Barry Manilow (also 70 today) sing “Copacabana” than watch anything involving Gingrich. Anything. The man is pure evil, and all the crazy you see today is full of his DNA. (Gingrich, not Manilow.) Anyway, these people have birthdays on this date, and here we are.