Newt Gingrich was on the Daily Show last night promoting a book he wrote with his daughter, 5 Principles for a Successful Life, where he essentially called on Nancy Pelosi to resign as House Speaker.

In what was largely a rather chummy two-part interview with Jon Stewart, Gingrich, perhaps the only modern Republican leader who regularly exhibits a capacity for rational, original thought, usually delivered eloquently and in complete sentences, which at the very least makes him one of the few party leaders who doesn't incite genital-punching when he speaks, expressed outrage at Pelosi's recent "utterly irrational" behavior in regards to her attacks on the CIA, saying that she needed to prove her allegations or step down from her position of Speaker of the House, something Gingrich knows a lot about, himself having resigned the post in disgrace in 1999. In her defense he did mention, however, that he is not in favor of "enhanced interrogations" to be used to squeeze the truth out of her. Zing!

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