Bill Sammon Responds To Newt's "Pgymies" Claim

The D.C. Examiner's Bill Sammon was kind of enough to e-mail the transcript of his question and Newt Gingrich's answer.

Here's the context, which speaks for itself:


Q: “A lot of people say, you know, he’s the most brilliant guy that could be considered for this, and yet he has baggage that might make him unelectable. How to you address that fundamental objection?”

A: “I don’t. That’s not my problem. I’ll take the first half of his sentence and suggest you watch the six-hour briefing. It’s not my problem. This is like going to De Gaulle when he was at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises during the Fourth Republic and saying, 'Don't you want to rush in and join the pygmies?' I have no interest in the current political process. I have no interest in trying to figure out how I can go out and raise money under John McCain’s insane censorship rules.”