Pelosi: I know something about Gingrich that ensures he’ll never be president

posted at 10:40 pm on January 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Greg Hengler. You make the call: An ominous warning that John Sununu was right to fear an “October surprise” if Newt is the nominee or a brilliant bit of bluffing aimed at spooking conservatives into nominating a cold fish like Romney instead of Gingrich? If you’re a Mitt fan, the answer is clear — she knows something from having served on the ethics committee when Newt was reprimanded and it’s only a matter of time before it comes out. If you’re a Newt fan, the answer is also clear — this is a classic case of the left telling you who it really fears by trying to sink him before he can gain any more electoral momentum. And if you’re a febrile political junkie who loves to obsess over political mind games, the answer is equally clear — Pelosi does know something, and she also knows that attacking Gingrich publicly this way will rally conservatives behind him, so she’s happy to do it precisely because it’ll help Newt win, which is just what Democrats want. Hmmmmm.

Is this one of the reasons why so many of the Republicans who served with Gingrich in Congress seem lukewarm about him? According to CNN, if Newt wins Florida, veteran Republican strategists expect Boehner, McConnell, and other GOP leaders to start calling around to top donors and asking them not to donate to Newt. Exit quotation from Gingrich last month: “I want to thank Speaker Pelosi for what I regard an early Christmas gift… If she is suggesting that she is going to use material that she developed while she was on the ethics committee, then that is a fundamental violation of the rules of the House and I hope that members would immediately file charges against her the second she does it.”


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Look, I don’t like Newt. But I call BS on Pelosi. If she has anything at all it will be illegally gotten. Of course that truth may not come out til after November.

Zaggs on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Is that thing still alive?

pos4thst on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

He and I are BFF

WryTrvllr on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Is it something they did on the couch?

tim c on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

You’d think she’d be kinder, since they shared that couch.

portlandon on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

What, Newt threatened to call DC animal control on her once?

Bishop on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Okay, so… Newt’s ex-wife dropped the bomb that “he wanted an open marriage” mid-week and he won SC by double digits.

Is it worse than that?

Spannerhead on January 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I’m not sure, I watched it twice and it seems to mean “i know something – newt will never be president’, it just won’t happen” meaning ‘america won’t vote that rightwinger in, yada yada’

i dont see it as a smoking gun. frankly, wouldn’t it have come out already? all the ‘fake’ smoking guns like the iraq arms thing came out years ago and were blown up. why would nancy keep it secret?

interesting, nonetheless.

pamplonajack on January 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

They laughed at the idea of Ronald Reagan running for President, and the polls backed them up.

TitularHead on January 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I love this woman and can’t wait till she becomes speaker next year.

Uppereastside on January 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Is it something they did on the couch?

tim c on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I hate you.

thebrokenrattle on January 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

He’s had plastic surgery?
He’s been snubbed by the Pope?
He doesn’t understand Catholic teachings?
He looks FABULOUS in a cocktail dress?

LincolntheHun on January 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM

PLEASE……………don’t tell me Pelosi slept with Newt!

JayMac1 on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I know something about Pelosi – she’s full of BS.

But we knew that already.

The left will always tell you who they fear the most.

Rebar on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

She sounds like Marianne, Newt’s 2nd wife who said basically the same thing.

RonDelDon on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

If Nancy has the goods, I’m a little disappointed that she showed her cards so early. Things like this are meant for the weekend before the general.

urban elitist on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Is it something they did on the couch?

tim c on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

…Freaking beer-spitting funny…!

GuitarMark on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

My opinion is if she really had something she would not say anything and wait for Gingrich to be nominated. On the other hand if she really wanted Mitt she would arrange for Info to get out.

all I can say is if anybody does have info its her. as I said on another post she probably had an affair with Gingrich and he promised to leave his wife and chose Calista instead.

Hey-it’s a theory

gerrym51 on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

It will come out before Florida whatever it is. If Pelosi knows it and Congressional Republican know it, I’m sure Team Willard — desperate for a big win — will also know it and decide to drop it before the primary.

Punchenko on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

hookers and blow…. it’s always thus.

freshface on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Wow…she looked particularly crazed there.

Newt…you should make another commercial with her.

Dreadnought on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

And if you’re a febrile political junkie who loves to obsess over political mind games, the answer is equally clear — Pelosi does know something, and she also knows that attacking Gingrich publicly this way will rally conservatives behind him, so she’s happy to do it precisely because it’ll help Newt win, which is just what Democrats want. Hmmmmm.

You should take 2 Tylenol. If that doesn’t bring down the fever, you should go to the Dr.!

cynccook on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

She also said she’d still be speaker in 2011.

JellyToast on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

So I lose track. Is this letting the cat out of the bag or is this trying to scare Republican primary voters into voting for someone else because they’re really afraid of Newt? Or does the answer to that question depend on who’s up in the polls at the moment?

alchemist19 on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I suspect she probably does know something, and I also think they’d prefer to face Newt over Romney. Time will tell.

changer1701 on January 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Cunning stunt. Period.

JimboHoffa on January 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Pelosi, Newt and Callista did the dirty on the green couch wearing expensive jewelry from Tiffany’s.

andy85719 on January 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

And Newt is now in the margin error against Obama.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/election.aspx

Look to the right.

Omega_Rage on January 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I hope that members would immediately file charges against her the second she does it.”

hope in one hand and sh!t in the other, see which one gets filled first, Newt. These are the House Republicans you are dealing with yaknow…./

ted c on January 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Does anyone think that if Pelosi really had the goods on Newt she would have kept quiet about it all these years? Also, whatever it is, there’s no way that Pelosi would be the only one who knows. Unless, that is more happened the infamous couch than just Newt and Nancy sitting on it. Basically, I call BS until proven otherwise. Newt’s got enough enemies that if there were some anti-Newt silver bullet, it would already have been deployed long ago.

Robert_Paulson on January 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Spooky British voice: “We know ALL your secrets.” And more on Homer Simpson. Doh..

Emphasis “ALL” and only they know them, not even his ex-wives know them.

tjexcite on January 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Maybe he blew a really stanky fart during the filming of that PSA.

Zaggs on January 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I thought the Democrats wanted to run against Newtie?

TitularHead on January 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Cunning stunt. Period.

JimboHoffa on January 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

just not vice versa.

ted c on January 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Let me guess: Eighty-three ethics charges, right? :yawn:

There just comes a point when you start to tune this stuff out.

Aitch748 on January 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I wish they’d make another Dick Tracey movie so she can quit Congress, pull the staples out of the back of her head and go play Pruneface.

Flange on January 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Lets be honest. We know there is stuff out there on Newt. They’ll find stuff on whoever turns out to be the nominee. The Politics of personal destruction is how they always operate….

sandee on January 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Bring it on Nancy.

And Newt, insulate yourself by getting Sarah as your running mate.

The last thing Obama wants is to face a VP-turning-Potus-candidate Sarah Palin.

And that would happen if your ex-couch-partner Nancy would spill the beans, Palin is your VP and Nancy made you step out of the race.

huntingmoose on January 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Newt “has an entire graveyard full of skeletons.”

Newt will not be the nominee.

NickDeringer on January 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Pelosi is one of the funnier members of Congress.

Bishop on January 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM

LincolntheHun on January 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM

The first three apply to Dear Nan, not Newt. As for the fourth one… it applies to neither.

Also, thanks AP for including the quote from Newt re: “early Christmas present.” Apparently, if Dear Nan releases whatever dirt she’s dug up, she’ll be the one doing the imploding (and as a guy who kinda likes Newt, that would be a nice change of pace).

Mr. Prodigy on January 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM

According to CNN, if Newt wins Florida, veteran Republican strategists expect Boehner, McConnell, and other GOP leaders to start calling around to top donors and asking them not to donate to Newt.

Really? They make one call like that and they are good as dead.

promachus on January 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I’m sure Team Willard — desperate for a big win — will also know it and decide to drop it before the primary.

Punchenko on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

What’s with the Willard thing? Should we go around referring to Newt as Newton Leroy?

changer1701 on January 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Well, it’s dumb to play your October surprise in January.
To be an October surprise it’s suppose to be in October and it’s suppose to be a surprise.

But.. it doesn’t matter. Whoever is the nominee is going to have everything there is thrown at them. Real or false. If there is nothing in their closet, it will be made up a week before the election.

JellyToast on January 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Pelosi could have evidence Newt took out a hit on someone and have evidence Newt snubbed a waiter on a tip and she’s so stupid she would reveal the tip thing, thinking that would bring him down.

lowandslow on January 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Is it something they did on the couch?

tim c on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

ahahaha =D

PLEASE……………don’t tell me Pelosi slept with Newt!

JayMac1 on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

oh gosh… bad mental image… brain bleach

Sachiko on January 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM

What a friggin’ lunatic.

NeoKong on January 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM

And Newt, insulate yourself by getting Sarah as your running mate.

huntingmoose on January 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM

*Snort*

Maybe Obama can take that billion dollars he saves from not having to campaign and use it to pay down the debt.

KingGold on January 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Yea, we get it Drudge, Romney is your guy. This is old news.. If she had something she’d keep it a secret. Why would she telegraph her punches, and this is twice now?

Braveheart on January 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Newt “has an entire graveyard full of skeletons.”

Newt will not be the nominee.

NickDeringer on January 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Really? So what are they?

JellyToast on January 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Well, as if we didn’t suspect, they fear Newt and really want to run against Mitt.

Typhonian on January 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

“He vas… MY BOYFRIEND!”

de rigueur on January 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Real or false. If there is nothing in their closet, it will be made up a week before the election.

JellyToast on January 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM

THIS

cmsinaz on January 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Newt “has an entire graveyard full of skeletons.”

NickDeringer on January 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Such as?

Dreadnought on January 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Should Newt became the nominee, Pelosi will tell America in a taped Night Line interview in October that she was Newt’s fourth mistress. She and Newt had sex on that couch after they took the photo. Afterwards Newt asked her for an open relationship because Newt wanted to get it on with Kagan and Napolitano as a manage a trois.

galtani on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I know several things about Barack Obama that ensures he’ll never…oh wait, it didn’t matter.

what’s up with the new ‘do, is it because before she looked like she just came out of a salon everyday? this give her street cred? she doesn’t look rich anymore.

John Kettlewell on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Nothing Newt could have done is worse than the active destruction of America and the middle class by the communist progressives, i.e. … the democrat party.

darwin on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Anybody willing to let Pelosi force Mitt on you? Republicans used to come with spines, now they grovel and try not to offend.

Southernblogger on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

This is what you get for sitting on a couch with a lib. Reaching out never works.

JellyToast on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Really? They make one call like that and they are good as dead.

promachus on January 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM

That’s either a terrible murder threat or the most giggle-worthy ultimatum in the history of Republican primary politics.

KingGold on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

And only Pelosi knows it….riiiiight. Everybody on that ethics panel knows it if she knows it, and at least one of the Rs would be giving us a hint she was right, if she were right.

Sekhmet on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Pure BS. People can’t keep secrets. If there really was something to this, someone other than Pelosi would know and would have blabbed by now.

diogenes on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Ooooh boy, does she ever want to tell us. She is sputtering with eagerness.

Pelosi just isn’t smart enough to be anything other than smarmy. Whatever she thinks of Gingrich personally she is certain the voters won’t elect him because “she knows”.

MTF on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Look, I don’t like Newt. But I call BS on Pelosi. If she has anything at all it will be illegally gotten. Of course that truth may not come out til after November.

Zaggs on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

didn’t he say that he was cleared of all 87 violations? he was acquitted, so I don’t see what could she possibly have on him, pertaining to those investigations…I think she’s bluffing…

jimver on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Chris Christie is really their love child. Half-Irish, half-Italian, it all fits. He hates both his dad and his mom.

Igor R. on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

This is Pelosi trying to stay relevant as Obama makes the headlines tonight. That’s all.

csdeven on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Pelosi knows something about Newt? Like maybe he bottled up a bill to make a company having stock IPO he was investing in more profitable? Oh, wait….

Marxism is for dummies on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

This whole thing has been a gigantic mind f-.

V7_Sport on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Such as?

Dreadnought on January 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Pelosi.

Igor R. on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Since we’re not supposed to know the results of the House Ethics investigation into Newt beyond the official report, and since the leader of the investigation says that there’s nothing more than what’s in the report (and the $300K fine and the reprimand), I can’t figure out where Pelosi is going.

If she has something that is positively radioactive, she wouldn’t have to bluster and hint publicly. A few well placed calls to friends of friends that reaches the highest rollers of the RNC (and these folks all have common cards in their Rolodexes), and Newt would be spiked by his own side.

If it’s not radioactive but merely toxic sludge, the way things are going Newt would likely wear what she says as a badge of honor. “Slimed by Nancy Pelosi herself!!” is a good bumper sticker.

So I don’t get it. Washington leaks like the proverbial sieve. There are no secrets, especially for Republicans held in low regard. What in the world does she think she has that’s survived 10 to 15 years without a peep?

Steve White on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

What did he do, say Whitey in a church meeting? Oh, check that. That would be the sister in the White House. We just need that video.

Hummer53 on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

She will admit that they had a affair, right on that couch!! That will kill his candidacy for sure!

Political Chef on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I still see Gloria Allred in Newt’s future.

JPeterman on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Nancy officially has Grandma hair.

NathanG on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Wouldnt she be breaking the law? And if he did something really bad why wasnt it revealed in the 90′s

Flapjackmaka on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

i dont see it as a smoking gun. frankly, wouldn’t it have come out already? all the ‘fake’ smoking guns like the iraq arms thing came out years ago and were blown up. why would nancy keep it secret?

pamplonajack on January 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

WNDs – Weapons of Newt Destruction! Ha!

arik1969 on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

So what kinds of things do we know about Pelosi? Why haven’t any ethic violations been filed against her?

JellyToast on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

If she is suggesting that she is going to use material that she developed while she was on the ethics committee, then that is a fundamental violation of the rules of the House and I hope that members would immediately file charges against her the second she does it.”

Nice thought there Newt. Only problem is that Boehner is Speaker. There isn’t a pair among him and his House leadership team and McConnell has the spine this moon cycle.

If Nanz does go nuclear and violate House ethics, I’m pretty sure that Boehner will issue a strongly worded speech and will probably cry in front of the cameras about how the House rules have been violated. … it won’t be very effective.

AZfederalist on January 24, 2012 at 10:54 PM

So I lose track. Is this letting the cat out of the bag

alchemist19 on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Since it’s coming from Pelosi, it must be letting the cat out of the hag …

stukinIL4now on January 24, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Newtie… If you lie down with dogs…………
.
Hell hath no furry !!!!!!!!!!!!

FlaMurph on January 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

pelosi is desperate to stay relevant even if it wag hanging over a fence. She had better hope newt isn’t elected or she really will be shunned. matbe in the next debate the moderator will ask newt about it. but don’t bet on it

rik on January 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

This woman is such an idiot. A lot of House members have committed ethics violations. Both parties do it. Her included.

NathanG on January 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Her love child with Newt might turn the base off.

Valiant on January 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I think your third political junkie argument is about as realistic as your claim to conservatism. Particularly over the last two weeks. I might even be as realistic as your claim to sanity over the last 4 days.

astonerii on January 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Is this our OOTD..er QOTD?

ted c on January 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Does anyone think that if Pelosi really had the goods on Newt she would have kept quiet about it all these years?

Robert_Paulson on January 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Yes. He has big secrets and big enemies but no really reason to tell them. He was out of the light for the last 10 years. If he stayed there the secrets would go to the grave never to be spoken. Why waste them when they can do the most damage, such as October 15th.

tjexcite on January 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I still see Gloria Allred in Newt’s future.

JPeterman on January 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Gloria Allred is like Herpes – sooner or later, everybody comes into contact with it, and it never goes away.

arik1969 on January 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

and if indeed there was something terrible (ethics-wise) that he did, yet she sat with him on the couch, striking a cozy pose, how would that reflect in her judgement… if he is such a vile, despicable character, how could she teamed-up with him…

jimver on January 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Kagan and Napolitano as a manage a trois.

galtani on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Sorry, but a manage a tois with Kagan and Napolitano would quickly turn into a manage a deux.

andy85719 on January 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

You don’t think she’s gonna say her boned her do you?

LtT26 on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

PLEASE……………don’t tell me Pelosi slept with Newt!

JayMac1 on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

slept no, cannot imagine.

but who knows what else happened when they sat together on that couch…

Nancy does remind me of that incoherent disgrundled ex-wife of Newt.

huntingmoose on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

PLEASE……………don’t tell me Pelosi slept with Newt!

JayMac1 on January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

….or that Newt and Barney Frank were an ‘item.’

PatrickHenry599 on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Well gee Stretch, I guess the country will have to elect Newt before they see what’s in Newt……

HatfieldMcCoy on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

We have to all basically make up our minds that we are going to vote for the nominee regardless of what he is accused of. Crimes, corruption and/or immorality. None of it will matter. None of it will be worse than electing Obama for another term.

JellyToast on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Someone please tell me how they are so sure who the nominee is going to be. I didn’t fall of the turnip truck; I know crystal balls don’t work, don’t believe in tarot cards, dice, bones, chicken blood. So anyone tell me how you are 100%sure who will be the nominee.

br8veheart on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Yawn…..who cares. I still will vote for Newt before I ever pull the lever for Mitt. I imagine most people will. I’m telling ya, you don’t know the hatred out there for this president and I’m talking all walks of life. I believe I could put my cocker spaniel up against Obama and she’d win.

noneoftheabove on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

He got fresh with her on the couch?

Valiant on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I think what she knows is obvious to everyone.

She’s met the future Mrs. Gingrich 4.0, hasn’t she.

KingGold on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

She’s just flapping her jaws.

SouthernGent on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Pure BS. People can’t keep secrets. If there really was something to this, someone other than Pelosi would know and would have blabbed by now.

diogenes on January 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

‘ZACTLY!

It’s called an ethics committee, not an ethics Nancy Pelosi. Anything she knew from the ethics committee everybody else knew. The ability to keep a secret is inversely proportional to the number of people who know said secret.

Sekhmet on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

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