Newt's Battle-Ready Armey

If Dick Armey was little known outside the Capitol until now, it wasn't because he sugarcoats his message. Invited to the White House in March 1993 to offer his views on the Administration's new economic plan, he told Clinton . that the plan was dumb and would sink his presidency. Three months later, the Texas Congressman called Hillary Clinton a Marxist. He apologized -- and then promised to restrict his Marxist comparisons of the Clintons to Groucho, not Karl.

Armey's flair for pit-bull partisanship has catapulted him from obscurity to the upper ranks of the new Republican regime on Capitol Hill....

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