JULIUS SPEAKER?

UH-OH, NEWT GINGRICH IS IN TROUBLE AGAIN, AND GUESS WHICH FRIEND HAS THAT LEAN AND HUNGRY LOOK

In the days when he bestrode Washington like a colossus, Newt Gingrich found inspiration in great military leaders of old, from Ataturk to Wellington. Last week, as Gingrich faced one of the lowest points of his rocky speakership, history offered a more cautionary lesson. It was that of a Roman general who became master of the empire, only to find that his own inner circle posed a greater threat than any enemy he had met on the battlefield. Last Tuesday evening, when a handful of conspirators met in the Capitol to plot against their Speaker, Gingrich could not help noticing where...

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