In an effort to quiet the frenzy over what Newt Gingrich really thinks about her, Hillary Rodham Clinton has invited the new House speaker and his mother to visit her at the White House.
The first lady penned the invitation Thursday and gave it to her husband, who slipped it to Gingrich during a meeting in the Cabinet Room with new congressional leaders."Mrs. Clinton also offered to give the speaker's mother a personally guided tour," said the first lady's spokeswoman, Lisa Caputo.
Neither Gingrich had responded as of Friday.
The furor began Tuesday, when CBS News revealed that Kathleen Gingrich told Connie Chung her son thought Hillary Clinton was "a bitch." Gingrich didn't deny it, but accused Chung of tricking his mother into revealing the comment.
The president himself joked with Gingrich in front of reporters Thursday, telling him, "God knows what she (Chung) could've gotten my mother to say."
Caputo would not say what was in the first lady's personal note to the Gingriches. "I think the invitation speaks for itself," she said. "The details can be worked out at their convenience."