This will go down well in the history of the rEpublican leadership abilities and skills. Former House Speaker Says President 'Means Well' Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, said Sunday that President George W. Bush is leading an administration that "is not functioning. It's not getting the job done." "Republicans need to confront this reality," Gingrich said. "The key question is: Is somebody prepared to stand up and say that the American people deserve fundamental change in Washington?" "I've warned all last year that I suspected we were drifting into a catastrophic defeat," Gingrich said. "I don't see any other way to read '06 except it was a defeat. And if we don't have a serious, open discussion of where we are, I don't see how we're going to change." Citing the war in Iraq, immigration policies and the response to Hurricane Katrina, Gingrich described Bush as "well meaning," but not able to deliver on policies and promises. More: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/poli...63/detail.html Newt should have been neutered when you had the chance.