If Republicans really want "to erase any remnant of the Bush legacy," it should be easy for them to push forward impeachment, even at this late date. Make Nancy Pelosi take a stand!
It is remarkable to hear Newt Gingrich posing for the cameras as a moderate member of the loyal opposition:
“I think the party should be very selective,” he said. “We’ve had an election. The new president and his family should be in our prayers. We should give every indication that we will work with him when we can. But we should be comfortable disagreeing with him when we have to.”The key words, though, are "give every indication". For Newt, this is about appearance, not reality.