Recently, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) mentioned there was “there’s something I know,” and Newt Gingrich will never become president. It wasn’t it is something I know, the words were there is something I know. Gingrich called her out, told her to put up or shut up … now they are trying to spin her answer.
She wanted people to to think there was some sort of secret that she or someone else would drop at some point in the future. She probably didn’t expect Gingrich to call her bluff so quickly, so now it’s time to “clarify” what the former speaker said.
But, she’s done this before.
In early December, Pelosi pulled the exact same trick. And not surprising to me, it was the same week that Gingrich was surging in the polls. Gingrich had increase his average RCP numbers from about 10 percent to about 30 percent the 30 some-odd days prior to Pelosi’s first full-of-bull statement.
“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.”
That statement clearly kicked up a media storm about what she might know, and Gingrich called her out. She backed down.
With Gingrich on another roll during the last week going from 16 percent to almost 30 percent, her statement smells outright fishy. Why isn’t Pelosi being called out by the media for these full-of-bull statements designed to stir up a bit of chaos before and during the primaries?
The video from her most recent statement is below.
P.S. I realize many of my recent posts seem to be in support of Gingrich and dissin’ Romney. Don’t take that as blind support for Gingrich. I assure you, I’ve got issues with Gingrich as well, it’s just that my writing happens in spurts and is generally associated with something I read that sets me off. I’m not ignoring Santorum or Paul either.