Lambasted over an ad against "climate change," in which he sat on a couch with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Gingrich is trying to clarify the meaning of the ad. Gingrich-spokesman Rick Tyler sent an email out to that effect (emphasis mine):
"Newt does not apologize for trying to persuade his ideological opponents that his conservative solutions are the best solutions. His attempt to work with Speaker Pelosi is another testament to Gingrich's willingness to debate his conservative solutions with liberals, in this case Pelosi. As it turned out, Pelosi ... and Gingrich still disagree about how to best protect the environment. But Gingrich will never shy away from debating those on the left on issues like the environment, education and healthcare that they think they own."You know, I could have sworn that the ad that Gingrich appeared in stated that he agreed with Pelosi. Probably because that's exactly what the ad said:
Here is a transcript from the commercial:
Pelosi- Hi! I'm Nancy Pelosi, life-long Democrat and Speaker of the House.
Gingrich- And I'm Newt Gingrich, life-long Republican and I used to be Speaker of the House.
Pelosi- We don't always see eye to eye, do we Newt?
Gingrich- No, but we do agree: our country must take action to address climate change.
What a phony.