End Of The Gingrich Era

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 34•16 Nov 18, 1998

On Nov. 6, days after the elections that reduced the Republicans' House lead to just six seats, Newt Gingrich stepped down as Speaker of the House. What do you think about the end of the Gingrich Era on Capitol Hill?

  • “It sure won't be easy finding another mean, privileged, middle-aged white man to take Newt's place.”

    Tim Kolloway –
    Graphic Designer

  • “It's sad, but he did the right thing by resigning. He had oral sex with the president, and the only honorable thing was to step down with dignity." ”

    Diane Astroth –
    Cashier

  • “America will not soon forget the bold challenge Gingrich issued in 1994, when he said, in promos for the new fall CBS line-up, "Okay, Murphy Brown... bring it on.”

    Jill Valo –
    Attorney

  • “I know he was a crypto-fascist reactionary, but, doggone it, I'm gonna miss the lovable lunk.”

    Robby Byrd –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I hope they at least let Newt keep his beloved silver Speaker of the House helmet.”

    Jeff Coleman –
    Truck Driver

  • “I used to worry about Newt. Then I started worrying about the fact that the sun stopped producing neutrinos in the early '80s, indicating that its internal fusion process had stopped. But that was too scary, so now I worry about fashion.”

    Gregory Shantz –
    Telemarketer