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Newt’s a Fighter, No Doubt About That!


Newt Gingrich, when you do stuff like this (HT: Ace of Spades), I almost forget all my doubts about your abilities as the GOP nominee:

“One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Nancy Pelosi told Talking Points Memo. “When the time is right. . . . I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year. A thousand pages of his stuff.”

Gingrich, who served as Speaker of the House, worked with Pelosi in Congress from 1987 to 1999. Pelosi also served on the ethics committee that investigated Gingrich for tax cheating and campaign finance violations in the late ’90s.

Newt responded:

First of all, I’d like to thank Speaker Pelosi for what I regard as an early Christmas gift. If she’s suggesting she’s gonna use material she developed while she was on the ethics committee, that is a fundamental violation of the rules of the House and I would hope members would immediately file charges against her the second she does it.

As Lincoln said of Grant, “I need this man. He fights.”

Tags: Nancy Pelosi , Newt Gingrich


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