BOB FRANKEN: Oftentimes people say that your political speeches are really Professor Newt lecturing to a larger audience.
Rep. NEWT GINGRICH: They are. They are. Very deliberately so. I am the most seriously professorial politician since Woodrow Wilson. I believe the purpose of my speeches is didactic. They're supposed to be educational.
BOB FRANKEN: So you're educating your peers, your political peers?
Rep. NEWT GINGRICH: The citizenry.
Marc Fisher quotes Gingrich at The Washington Post:
“I’m pretty happy being anti-intellectual,” he said. “We have a lot of academics and intellectuals in this country who are just wrong.