Pelosi, in an interview with Talking Points Memo, echoed Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) in saying “I never thought I’d live such a good life that I would see Newt Gingrich be the nominee of the Republican Party.”
From the TPM interview:
There’s no better illustration of how ecstatic Democrats are about Newt Gingrich leading the GOP primary pack than Nancy Pelosi’s strategic silence.
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.
Gotta go get a bigger microwave oven...
Here's what's really going to happen:
As much fun as we're having with this, and as much as we'd like to see Neutie have his ass handed to him 75% to 25% in Obama's re-election, Neut is NOT going to be the Repug nominee.
All the brouhaha about the Repug clown car is simply a function of 24/7 cable news air time. The Beltway gasbags gotta fill it with something, no matter how inane/batcrap crazy the candidates. It's great entertainment and means nothing.
It doesn't matter if Neut wins every caucus/primary in the nation. The Repug establishment, i.e. the 'money' end of what's left of the party, KNOWS that Obama is going to be re-elected. They know it. Period.
They know the 'crazy' end of the party, i.e. the Dead End Quarter can't elect anyone in the general, but they think Willard can come closer so it won't appear as such a rout. They know they're going to be left standing in the wreckage of the Repug party, but they want at least some wreckage to stand in. Run Neut, they'll be standing in a smoking hole where their party used to be.
The money boys will see that Willard is the nominee. If they have to flat exclude Neut delegates from their sham convention, so be it. I'd bet a dollar the deal is already done.
All that said, I still wanta see Nancy lift her skirt and drop a giant Frisco Steamer on Neut's face. Heh.