Nicole mentioned this on Sunday, but watching (rather than just hearing) Gingrich say this has a completely different effect. It's also worth posting just for the sake of posterity -- and potential campaign fodder.
"How can you have the mess we have in New Orleans, and not have had deep investigations of the federal government, the state government, the city government, and the failure of citizenship in the Ninth Ward, where 22,000 people were so uneducated and so unprepared, they literally couldn't get out of the way of a hurricane."
Yes, Newt, it was a failure of citizenship -- not the lack of transportation and a decent federal response -- that doomed all those stupid un-American New Orleaners.
After watching his entire CPAC speech (I had no choice), it's clear to me that Gingrich plans on running for President. He's been dancing around the issue for almost two years now, and since none of the frontrunners are "champion[ing] some of the platform ideas advocated by [him]," don't be surprised to see him jump in in late-September and try to steal the primary thunder. It's crazy to think that the entire dynamic of the 2008 race could be turned on it's head come later this year -- Gore and Gingrich?