NEWT'S DAY OF DELIVERANCE

BUT AN INTERCEPTED CELLULAR CALL GIVES HIM AND THE DEMOCRATS MORE ETHICAL PROBLEMS

The saga of Newt Gingrich's ethics suddenly resembles a brawl between blindfolded boxers who flail away so wildly that each lands a haymaker on his own jaw. About the only certainty is that Gingrich's narrow re-election as Speaker of the House last Tuesday was not the end of it.

The Democrats' war on Gingrich took a dubious turn last week when they rolled out a new weapon: electronic eavesdropping. First, the history: on Dec. 21, Gingrich gave the House ethics committee a statement admitting he had given it wrong information--inadvertently, he said. He agreed not to launch a G.O.P. spin campaign...

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