Quotable: When old, white Republicans collide

Last week, presidential candidate-in-waiting and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich eloquently likened himself to the great French statesman Charles de Gaulle, holed up in the tiny French village of Colombey-les-Deux-Églises awaiting a call from his countrymen to lead them into the breach. Then he called the current field of Republican canidates a “pathetic” bunch of “pygmies.” The Republican Old ...

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Last week, presidential candidate-in-waiting and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich eloquently likened himself to the great French statesman Charles de Gaulle, holed up in the tiny French village of Colombey-les-Deux-Églises awaiting a call from his countrymen to lead them into the breach. Then he called the current field of Republican canidates a "pathetic" bunch of "pygmies."

The Republican Old Guard is having none of this name calling. Herewith, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole's reaction:

I don't know how he has set himself up as the spokesman for the world."

Last week, presidential candidate-in-waiting and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich eloquently likened himself to the great French statesman Charles de Gaulle, holed up in the tiny French village of Colombey-les-Deux-Églises awaiting a call from his countrymen to lead them into the breach. Then he called the current field of Republican canidates a “pathetic” bunch of “pygmies.”

The Republican Old Guard is having none of this name calling. Herewith, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole’s reaction:

I don’t know how he has set himself up as the spokesman for the world.”

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