Rep. John D. Dingell wants House Speaker Newt Gingrich to know that he's a gentleman.

In a letter to Rep. Gingrich, the House Commerce Committee's top Democrat wrote that the Georgia Republican was "operating under a mistaken impression" when he warned Commerce Chairman Thomas J. Bliley to resist efforts by the panel's minority to encroach on House Banking's Glass- Steagall jurisdiction through the "back door."

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