Lest you were concerned that Democrats might threaten to take the high road in the general election…
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding back some information on Republican Newt Gingrich that could detract from his presidential campaign, according to a report published Monday.
"One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich," Pelosi told Talking Points Memo. "When the time is right… 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."
First of all, is she actually allowed to release, for overtly political reasons, sensitive information about a candidate that was gathered in the service of an official congressional investigation?
Second of all, Eeeewwwwwwwww.
Not that I actually think that a guy who shut down the federal government because he didn't get to sit where he wanted to on the fun plane ride, or who led the charge to impeach a sitting president for adultery while carrying on an adulterous relationship himself, is himself above such ethically-challenged behavior. But somebody's got to act like an adult around there, don't they?*
* Actually, they don't.
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Tags: House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans