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Frank, Gingrich are back in the ring

Old-time foes show enmity still strong

By Bobby Caina Calvan
Globe Staff / December 5, 2011
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Neither shies from a fight. They might even spoil for one. And they rarely hold punches - or their tongues. From sex scandals and high-stakes power battles, Barney Frank and Newt Gingrich have been perfect foils: Two grumpy old men - with wicked wits, acerbic personalities and razor-sharp tongues that equip them for starring roles in the spectacle of American politics. The recent war of words between Frank and Gingrich is the latest in a storied history of acrimony between two political pugilists.

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