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1. "Newt Gingrich seldom misses a chance to note that he is a historian."
Author: Adam Hochschild
2. "But I am scared. Everybody's scared.""You know what I mean, like scared scared. Like coward scared, like if you never went to begin with. But with everything you've done nobody's going to doubt you." Then she made a somewhat frantic speech about a website she found that listed how certain people had avoided Vietnam. Cheney, Four education deferments, then a hardship 3-A. Limbaugh,4-F thanks to a cyst on his ass. Pat Buchanan, 4-F. Newt Gingrich, grad school deferment. Karl Rove, did not serve. Bill O'Reilly, did not serve. John Ashcroft, did not serve. Bush, AWOL from the Air National Guard, with a check mark in the "do not volunteer" box as to service overseas."You see where I'm going with this?'"Well, yeah.""I'm just saying, those people want a war so bad, they can fight it themselves. Billy Lynn's done his part."
Author: Ben Fountain
3. "Conservative policies have on the whole worked - insofar as any set of policies can be said to 'work' in the real world. Conservatives of the Reagan-Bush-Gingrich-Bush years have a fair amount to be proud of."
Author: Bill Kristol
4. "I'm not a Gingrich fan. He's just difficult to work with. It's either Newt's way or the highway."
Author: Bob Dole
5. "When, in 2012, Newt Gingrich was asked about how his religious beliefs would affect his conduct should he become president, the Republican nominee hopeful answered, "One of the reasons I am running is there has been an increasingly aggressive war against religion and in particular against Christianity" in the United States. For a potential president to state that he sees himself as a wartime candidate who will defend his party against other citizens is astonishing. There is not even a pretense here of "united states"."
Author: Candida Moss
6. "Speaker Newt Gingrich has appointed a task force, which I'm on, and over the next couple months the task force is going to try to come up with legislation that does what we're all trying to do. I feel pretty good about the members that are on the task force."
Author: Charlie Norwood
7. "Don't write in to ask whether I would prefer Gingrich to Clinton. Ask, rather, whether Clinton prefers Gingrich to you. Go triangulate yourself."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
8. "Newt Gingrich wrote a novel, and he's a short story. Bill Clinton wrote a biography, and he's a novel."
Author: James McBride
9. "Newt Gingrich, buddy, the people of the United States don't like you. And the only reason the rest of the world doesn't despise you is because they don't know you. Thankfully you won't have to experience that global derision, as you have reached the pinnacle of your career as a crook—I mean politician."
Author: Jarod Kintz
10. "Now Speaker Gingrich says interesting and insightful things. He can explain them well. On many occasions he also says outrageous things that come from nowhere and he has a tendency to say them at exactly the time when they most undermine the conservative agenda."
Author: Jim Talent
11. "Newt Gingrich, Reagan reflected, had never in his life fit properly into a suit. He still looked like the fat, despised, teacher's-pet, suck-up junior debating whiz who was going to fall apart in his senior year, except he was now fifty years past it. Back when I was alive, he had that same querulous expression of a guy who didn't understand two big things:?1. being smart doesn't make you popular, and2. even if it did, he isn't smart enough for it to work for him.He remembered trying to explain it to Nancy, who had told him that, "Ronnie, granted that Newt is sometimes irritating, you have to admit he's brighter than most Congressmen—""So is every horse out at Rancho del Cielo, Mommy, and half the rocks for that matter," he'd said."
Author: John Barnes
12. "Romney sounds like he wants to be the nice uncle in a sitcom, Santorum sounds like he wants to be a twelfth-century archbishop, Gingrich sounds like he wants to go to outer space, and Paul sounds like he came from there."
Author: John Barnes
13. "Dr. Gingrich and Mrs. Goodhall had prevailed upon the board of trustees; the board had requested that Larch comply with Dr. Gingrich's recommendation of a ‘follow-up report' on the status of each orphan's success (or failure) in each foster home. If this added paperwork was too tedious for Dr. Larch, the board recommended that Larch take Mrs. Goodhall's suggestion and accept an administrative assistant. Don't I have enough history to attend to, as is? Larch wondered. He rested in the dispensary; he sniffed a little ether and composed himself. Gingrich and Goodhall, he said to himself. Ginghall and Goodrich, he muttered. Richhall and Ginggood! Goodring and Hallrich! He woke himself, giggling.‘What are you so merry about?' Nurse Angela said sharply to him from the hall outside the dispensary.‘Goodballs and Ding Dong!' Wilbur Larch said to her."
Author: John Irving
14. "Newt Gingrich never received more than 100,000 votes in his life. He'll never be president."
Author: John Podhoretz
15. "Every day I turn on my television set and I see Newt Gingrich on television, I rejoice."
Author: Martin Frost
16. "Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown... There's something so hopelessly gross and vile about him it's hard to take him seriously."
Author: Maurice Sendak
17. "Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich supported the Wall Street bailout."
Author: Michele Bachmann
18. "Newt Gingrich's job to capture the Congress was to give Republican candidates an edge and a distinction from their Democratic opponent. That required a very high profile, some very strong language."
Author: Pete Du Pont
19. "Newt Gingrich would be a much better president than Barack Obama."
Author: Rick Santorum
20. "My guest Newt Gingrich shut down the government during the Clinton administration. I'll ask him when it's gonna start working again."
Author: Stephen Colbert
21. "He (Newt Gingrich as a freshman congressman) was both passionate about his goals and coldly analytical in his means."
Author: Thomas E. Mann

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