Quote Of The Day: Everybody Hates Newt Edition

This conversation is apocryphal, but if you close your eyes and go back in time in 1995, you can almost believe this conversation took place:

Why do people take such an instant dislike to me?” asked a perplexed Gingrich, to whom Dole bluntly explained: “Because it saves them time.”

H/T: Andrew Sullivan

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  1. Terrye says:

    Dole always did have a sense of humor.

  2. grumpy realist says:

    Supposedly a line originally used in M*A*S*H between two characters, so probably not true. Although it is possible that Bob Dole and Gingrich recreated the statement.

    The fact that this story makes the rounds means that a lot of people do however believe it could be true….