May 15, 2009 News Corp
Heather: Steve Benen and Hilzoy on Newt Gingrich's talking points they're repeating here:
IF WE JUDGE PELOSI BY HER ENEMIES.... The other day, I compared Newt Gingrich to an erupting popcorn maker, spewing incoherent talking points in every direction. Today, he offered a good example of what I was talking about.
I see. The Bush administration engaged in systematic torture, but our disgraced former House Speaker is outraged that Nancy Pelosi did what members of Congress have been doing for decades: she questioned the veracity of a CIA briefing.
I'm not even sure what ol' Newt was whining about. The Speaker of the House is a "trivial politician"? What does that even mean? Pelosi's questions about the briefing she received in 2002 is "despicable" and "vicious"? How's that, exactly? Kevin Drum suggested Gingrich may be "getting political Alzheimer's or something," which sounds about right.
Looks like they've decided they can't go after the President since he's too popular so they've moved their Clinton derangement syndrome to the Speaker of the House instead.