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Posted at 7:30 PM ET, 01/25/2011

State of the Union 2011: Obama address takes a page -- the title page -- from Gingrich

By Peter Wallsten

This could be a big night for Newt Gingrich, or at least for his book sales.

No, the former House speaker and possible 2012 presidential aspirant won't be delivering a Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union speech. But White House officials have been titling the speech "Winning the Future" - precisely the name of a 2005 Gingrich tome that also carries the subtitle: "A 21st Century Contract With America."

It's not clear whether White House higher ups bothered to Google the phrase. Had they done so, they would have found easy links to the Amazon page for Gingrich's book. If Gingrich is lucky, perhaps millions of viewers will turn to their computers tonight and find themselves reading his prescription for fixing what in his view threatens America's future.

By Peter Wallsten  | January 25, 2011; 7:30 PM ET
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