I Stand Corrected
Although I did change my mind and decide that former NYT editor Howell Raines was not Gollum, but Saruman, it appears that there was no possibility of Raines having the role of Gollum in the first place. Frank J. of IMAO has proven beyond a doubt that, in fact, John F’n Kerry has that role.
In retrospect, it’s obvious. Kerry’s the one with the split personality.