Newt Gingrich


Newt Gingrich Quotes

  • ''In every election in American history both parties have their clichés. The party that has the clichés that ring true wins.''
    Newt Gingrich (b. 1943), U.S. Republican politician. International Herald Tribune (Paris, August 1, 1988).
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  • ''If combat means living in a ditch, females have biological problems staying in a ditch for 30 days because they get infections.... Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.''
    Newt Gingrich (b. 1943), U.S. Republican senator from Georgia, Speaker of the House of Representatives. remark during a history class at Reinhardt College, Georgia. See also Pat Schroeder's response, under "sexism." New York Times, p. A20 (January 19, 1995).
  • ''[They are the] Great Society, counterculture, McGovernicks.''
    Newt Gingrich (b. 1943), U.S. Republican congressman from Georgia, Speaker of the House of Representatives. New York Times, p. A1 (November 10, 1994). Describing the White House, on NBC's Meet the Press, December 2, 1994, shortly after the 1994 elections.
  • ''What more do I need to say? Conservative books sell. I can't help it if liberal books don't sell.''
    Newt Gingrich (b. 1943), U.S. Republican congressman from Georgia, Speaker of the House of Representatives. New York Times, pp. 1, 20 (January 19, 1995). responding to initial criticism of his $4.5-million book contract.

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