HE WANTS NEWT GINGRICH'S JOB

TOSSED OUT OF THE INNER CIRCLE, BILL PAXON IS QUIETLY CAMPAIGNING TO BE SPEAKER

Whenever Newt Gingrich needs a little extra motivation to keep off the 30 pounds he has lost since summer, all he has to do is look at Bill Paxon. Paxon is the lean, boyish, irrepressibly upbeat Congressman from upstate New York who might have become Speaker of the House last July if the attempt to overthrow Gingrich had succeeded. The coup failed, Paxon was forced to resign his leadership post and Gingrich has since reasserted a semblance of control, over both his weight and his troops.

But his once loyal lieutenant has not skulked away in ignominy. In fact, Paxon's star...

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