Pelosi: Ron Paul is 'a gentleman'

Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, received some warm personal praise from an unexpected quarter, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., described him as "a gentleman," although she seemed to reserve the right to attack him if he wins the Republican nomination.

"I have a great deal of respect for Ron Paul," Pelosi said today on CNN, when asked to comment on her long-time fellow representative. "He acts upon his convictions and he's a nice fellow in the Congress of the United States. He's a gentleman."

Rather than discuss his potential as a president, she said that "when we get to the nomination, when they have somebody, we can talk about that."


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