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Lou Holtz Silenced When It Comes To Politics

You can officially add ESPN to the list of places where you shouldn’t discuss politics or religion.

After Lou Holtz had some choice words to say about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an ESPN spokesperson said the 73-year-old would be silenced when it came to politics.

“We have discussed this with him and he will not be involved in any future similar efforts,” said Mike Soltys of ESPN.

In an e-mail sent Tuesday on behalf of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Holtz was urging support for Republican candidates in the upcoming November election.

“You see, despite the slew of positive polls and media reports on our Party’s terrific chance to recapture the U.S. House majority, the truth is the ball is still on the 20-yard line with plenty of time on the clock,” Holtz said.

At the conclusion of the e-mail, Holtz suggested GOP leaders in the House are well positioned to “fire Nancy Pelosi” in November.

“My friend, YOU, are the NRCC’s 12th man and they urgently need your help to win every U.S. House seat possible, fire Nancy Pelosi, and elect a Republican to the Speaker’s chair this November,” he added.

Holtz is an active member in the Republican Party and even considered running for Congress in Central Florida in 2009.

Republican and Democrats can both agree on one thing when it comes to Holtz: Dr. Lou is easily the worst thing about ESPN’s college football coverage.

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