National correspondent, ABC
News; former national correspondent,
"From the start, modesty was not his style. Rejecting the House's gentlemanly ways, he waged such constant guerrilla war against the Democrats he was attacked for McCarthyism....It's a record filled with contradictions: the family-values candidate who divorced his ailing first wife, the avowed enemy of dirty politics who bounced 22 checks at the House Bank, and runs a big-dollar political action committee that won't disclose its contributors....Gingrich himself, bombastic and ruthless, would be the most dramatic change imaginable."
-- November 2, 1994 CBS Evening News.
"There has been some criticism from civil rights leaders that one of the reasons why there seems to be some apathy is that twelve years of Republican leadership have kind of made young people feel that there isn't any hope."
-- Question to U.S. Rep. Gary Franks (R-CT), August 28, 1993 Face the
"Steve Forbes pitches his flat tax scheme as an economic elixir good for everything that ails us....It's the kind of optimistic message people want to believe. But experts have trouble with many of Forbes' specific promises, like how the flat tax would boost economic growth....Forbes claims taxes can be lowered without adding to the deficit....That was called supply-side economics under President Reagan, less taxes equal more revenue. It didn't work out that way...Okay, how about Forbes' number one wackiest flat tax promise?"
Forbes: "Parents would have more time to spend with their children, and with each other."
Engberg: "...The fact is, the flat tax is one giant untested theory. One economist suggested that before we risk putting it in, we ought to try it out someplace, like maybe Albania. Eric Engberg, CBS News, Washington."
-- Feb. 8, 1996.
"George Bush's civil rights record is less than pristine. He vetoed the civil rights bill of 1990 and when he ran for the Senate in '64 he campaigned against the Civil Rights Act. He built his '88 campaign around the Willie Horton issue."
-- September 23, 1992 Evening News.
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