Newt's Secret Plan: To Stay Right Where He Is

In the lobby of the 92nd Street Y, on the affluent Upper East Side of Manhattan, a middle-aged couple stood in line last week, speculating on the motives of the political celebrity they had come to hear. "I'm telling you, he's pushing an agenda," the man said in an agitated voice. His wife calmly replied, "He's pushing his book, that's what he's pushing." The man considered her words and shook his head. "You think Newt Gingrich isn't pushing an agenda? A leopard doesn't change his spots!"

There is an agenda, but probably not the one the man suspected. As Gingrich crisscrosses...

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