Peeved Newt Gingrich Suggests That Occupy Protesters Curbed His Free Speech

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"Some of the Occupy Wall Street people frankly have a touch of anarchism in them. I think, ultimately, the society’s going to have to say there are limits to those kind of folks blocking people from having their right to free speech. We decided it wasn’t worth risking some kind of big confrontation, so we, frankly, decided to skip past that particular event." —Newt Gingrich to Sean Hannity on Monday night, expressing frustration over the cancellation of an event at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters owing to the unwanted visit of 40 Ron Paul-supporting Occupy protesters, according to his spokesman.