TITLE

Two Cheers for Newt

AUTHOR(S)
Brookhiser, Richard
PUB. DATE
December 1996
SOURCE
National Review;12/9/1996, Vol. 48 Issue 23, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on Newt Gingrich, speaker of the U.S. House, and his political career. It is opined that there is an odd impersonality about Gingrich. If U.S. President Bill Clinton is a people person, Gingrich is a binturong person. It is informed that the policy turning point for Gingrich was the decision in the fall of 1995 to try to balance the budget without a Balanced Budget Amendment. The House had passed nine of the ten items in the Contract with America. The wise thing for Republicans would have been to admit defeat, blame the Democrats, and move on. Instead, Gingrich and his cohorts decided that they could achieve the same goal by legislative rather than constitutional means.
ACCESSION #
9612027728

 

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