Marianne Gingrich’s lawyer comes along with a (mostly-accurate) attack on the Newtster. No big deal there. But wait a minute: the former Mrs. Gingrich’s lawyer is Victoria Toensing — where have I heard that name before?

Oh yes — that Victoria Toensing. Long-time Washington GOP political operative. A very high priced inside-the-Beltway fixer for the Republican establishment. The one who spent hours and hours on television claiming that Bill Clinton should be impeached for the Lewinsky scandal, and then more hours on television defending the likes of Scooter Libby.

Big name Washington lawyers do not come cheap. Who is paying her? Well, maybe Mrs. Gingrich. Or maybe not. It would be very interesting to see who is helping to fund the takedown. Expect more high-priced lawyers to come in if Gingrich wins Florida.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

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Jonathan Zasloff is Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law.