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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Moment of Candor from Gingrich

In our textbook, we note that politicians sometimes take political risks to do what they think is right.  At other times, however, they frankly acknowledge the need  to cover themselves politically.  In 1990, after President George H.W. Bush backed away from his "no new taxes" promise, House GOP Whip Newt Gingrich said:
I`m not going to vote for anything which causes us to lose politically . . . and we`re not going to make stupid deals.