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Running Against Gingrich

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Nancy Pelosi doesn’t seem gleeful so much as not fearful of the Newt Gingrich train steamrolling Obama in 2012.

“I like Barney Frank’s quote the best, where he said ‘I never thought I’d live such a good life that I would see Newt Gingrich be the nominee of the Republican party,’” Pelosi said in an exclusive interview Friday. “That quote I think spoke for a lot of us.”

Pelosi didn’t go into detail about Gingrich’s past transgressions, but she tipped her hand. “One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi said. “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.”

Pressed for more detail she wouldn’t go further.

“Not right here,” Pelosi joked. “When the time’s right.”

Which is to say that if Gingrich somehow clinches the nomination, there’s one hell of an oppo dump coming.

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You’d think GOP leaders would be a little nervous themselves: they know of Newt’s ethical lapses as well as anyone, having responded to them for so many years. If the GOP wasn’t in disarray, I’d doubt Romney or Gingrich would have gotten this far.

Written by Seth Anderson

December 5th, 2011 at 8:38 am

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