"I told my colleagues yesterday a bit of homespun wisdom that I got from an alderman in Chicago some years ago when one of his colleagues wanted to run for higher office and he was really dubious. He said, 'Just remember the higher a monkey climbs on a pole, the more you can see his butt.' So, you know, the Speaker is very high on the pole right now and we'll see how people like the view."—David Axelrod, chief strategist for President Barack Obama, on the increased scrutiny Republican candidate Newt Gingrich will face now that he's the frontrunner.
[Via Political Wire.]