Newt Gingrich Manages to Work Downton Abbey Reference Into Margaret Thatcher Eulogy

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Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich speaks at a Republican Jewish Coalition rally January 27, 2012 in Delray Beach, Florida. AFP PHOTO / Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: STAN HONDA/2012 AFP

"(As an aside for Downton Abbey lovers, her father, Alfred Roberts, served as mayor of Grantham.)" —Newt Gingrich, in a blog post marking the death of Margaret Thatcher.