“I call them dumb arses. They, thinking that by trotting out this old Gingrich divorce interview that’s old news—and it does feature a disgruntled ex, claiming that it would destroy his campaign—all this does, Sean, is incentivize conservatives and independents who are so sick of the politics of personal destruction, because it’s played so selectively by the media, that their target, in this case Newt, he’s now going to soar even more. Because we know the game now, and we just won’t put up with it. So, you know, good call, media! Way to go to covertly hype this, even Gingrich opponents, for being so brilliant, they sure are dumb.”—in a radio interview with Sean Hannity, Jan. 19, 2011
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