KING: Because of your history with Speaker Gingrich, what goes through your mind when you think about the possibility, which is more real today than it was a week or a month ago, that he would be the Republican nominee and that you could come back here next January or next February with a President Gingrich?
PELOSI: Let me just say this. That will never happen.
PELOSI: He's not going to be president of the United States. This is - that's not going to happen. Let me just make my prediction and stand by it. It isn't going to happen.
KING: Why are you so sure?
PELOSI: There's something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him, that's the prerogative. I don't even think that's going to happen.
Now, based on Rules of the Committee, for which Pelosi served, at that time, she would be in violation of Rule #7 (PDF) if she disclosed anything that was not agreed to by the committee to become public record.
Last Dec, Pelosi made that same kind of statement. But after Newt shot back that she would be in violation of House rules, Pelosi said she was referring to what is all part of public record.
So in my attempt to prevent an Nancy's October Surprise (if Newt is the Nominee) HERE is the record, out in the public domain. Anything else said by her about the ethics issue outside of that, IS a violation.
Is she just making a threat (with some under the radar support from the Est. Reps) to lull GOP voters in to thinking she has an October Surprise?
I think it's just that, a threat.