Newtspeak For Neophytes

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Newt Gingrich, the House Republican whip, is the street-fighting man of politics. Usually he skewers Democrats, but even the bipartisan budget deal fell victim to his verbal darts. Wowed by his technique, many ambitious young Republicans are musing, "I wish I could speak like Newt." To help them, a GOP committee called gopac has distributed a brochure filled with choice Gingrich buzz words for describing one's own campaign and the opponent's.

YOU: YOUR RIVAL:

, Pristine Sick

Tough Pathetic

Pioneer Traitor

Workfare Welfare

Crusade Crisis

Common Sense Ideological

Hard Work Cheat, Steal

Confident Insecure

Unique Bizarre

Moral Permissive

Pro-(issue) Anti-(issue)

Activist Radical