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Colin Powell, Call Your Office

June 2, 2003 By Ed Henry, Roll Call Staff

[Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com] Colin Powell, Call Your Office. Is former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) gunning for more than just a resignation from Secretary of State Colin Powell?

That’s what HOH was wondering after receiving a chilling copy of the latest book review Gingrich is e-mailing around to his many fans under the auspices of Newt.org.

“‘Dark Ambition’ unveils the perplexing murder of an indiscreet Secretary of State, combining powerful maneuverings in Washington, tangled detective work, and underhanded court dealings,” Gingrich wrote of a new 467-page spy thriller from author Allan Topol.

At the very least, one has to wonder if the book was the inspiration for Gingrich’s recent slam on Powell, in which he declared that the department’s bureaucracy needs to be overhauled.

Interestingly, Gingrich notes in his review that “at the novel’s core is the American process of honest, courageous people battling bureaucracy to ascertain the truth. I found myself solidly immerse in Topol’s multi-faceted conspiracy and am eagerly anticipating his next work.”

Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler deadpanned to HOH: “That’s quite a coincidence.”

One can only guess Gingrich is hoping Topol’s next book will be a thriller about a courageous Speaker unfairly pushed out of Congress by his fellow Republicans.