10/30/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

House Republicans Channel Newt Gingrich's "Snub"

So the House Republican leaders say they didn't support the bailout because Nancy Pelosi's speech hurt their feelings.

Shades of Newt Gingrich shutting down the government back back in the 90's because he felt snubbed by Bill Clinton:

From, if you please, Tom Delay, in his tome, No Retreat, No Surrender:

"[Gingrich] told a room full of reporters that he forced the shutdown because Clinton had rudely made him and Bob Dole sit at the back of Air Force One...Newt had been careless to say such a thing, and now the whole moral tone of the shutdown had been lost. What had been a noble battle for fiscal sanity began to look like the tirade of a spoiled child...."

Spoiled children indeed. And the fish spoils from the head, don't it.