Friday, April 25, 2003

Newt Gingrich Bitch Slap

It's all been a bit weird. I'm shocked at just how many people have kicked him back into whatever hole he crawled out of.

James Baker.

Former Secretary of State James Baker, who has close ties to President Bush, blasted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich yesterday for trashing Secretary of State Powell's efforts before the Iraq war. Gingrich's comments "were totally inappropriate," Baker told the Daily News. "They came from someone with no foreign policy or national security experience, and who was in effect forced to resign."

Richard Armitage and Karl Rove.

Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage opined: "It's clear that Mr. Gingrich is off his meds and out of therapy."

Word is that the White House, in the person of counselor Karl Rove, also had a little chat with the former speaker after the Tuesday foray.

One wonders if he had been getting uppity in recent weeks so they decided to hand him a rope.