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Jan 19 2012

For Newt Gingrich so loved marriage he wanted his wife to share him with a younger woman

Baron Newt Gingrich of the House Harkonnen on his homeworld Callista Prime the 3rd. Image courtesy DemFromCT

Or the other possibility: Gingrich is an evil, avowed, open hypocrite who does what ever big Newt and his little trouser Newt want at the time. Which, according to his second ex-wife’s new interview, once consisted of Newt asking his sacred betrothed if it was OK for him to fuck his hot young intern while she struggled with a recent Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. Gosh Newt, you sure do now how to defend the sanctity of marriage:

(CNN) — Newt Gingrich offered his second wife a choice of an open marriage or a divorce when he revealed to her he was having an affair with the woman he later made his third wife, Marianne Gingrich said in interviews with ABC News and The Washington Post. A day after he told his wife about his affair with Callista Bisek in May 1999, the former House speaker delivered a speech titled “The Demise of American Culture” to a group of Republican women in Pennsylvania, … “How could he ask me for a divorce on Monday and within 48 hours give a speech on family values and talk about how people treat people?” Marianne Gingrich said.

Bear in mind, while Newt was telling his ailing wife he had decided to keep fucking a hot young intern, Gingrich was going after Clinton for a tryst with an intern and decrying that indecency and damage to the institution of marriage. I’ve heard the phrase Christan values, and Family values. It’s hard to see how any legit family values Christian could cast their vote for this lying, cheating sack of shit.

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  1. 1
    crocswsocks

    Fuck Newt Gingrich.

  2. 2
    Stephen "DarkSyde" Andrew

    Indeed. I would much enjoy running against this lying cheating sack of shit in the general. At the same time the hot intern desk fucking was going on, Gingrich was trying to impeach Clinton for having sex with an intern.

  3. 3
    Captaintripps

    Sorry Newt. That’s the kind of understanding you come to before you get into a committed relationship or marriage, not after you’ve been married and your wife suffers from a life-changing illness.

  4. 4
    Aliasalpha

    “How could he ask me for a divorce on Monday and within 48 hours give a speech on family values and talk about how people treat people?”

    Well if anyone knows what lying scumbag arseholes do…

  5. 5
    sailor1031

    Of course the stupid bastards will vote for him – he’s found doG, repented and changed his ways. He’s a fricking posterchild for christian forgiveness!

  6. 6
    allie

    My dad plans to vote for him. I don’t have enough words to describe the shame.

  7. 7
    grumpyoldfart

    I’ll bet he wasn’t really asking his wife’s permission. He was just reminding her that she was one of his chattels. Religious control freaks love that sort of put down.

  8. 8
    docsarvis

    Gingrich the Newt

  9. 9
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ ^ docsarvis : Classic! Cheers for that great musical summation.

  10. 10
    raymoscow

    You are forgetting the conservative Christian mentality. It’s not whether a person behaves morally – it’s whether he sincerely repented before God (the real one, not the false gods of liberalism or of other religions) of his sins. If so, that makes it OK.

    Liberals cannot actually repent since by definition they hate God.

    I’m not exaggerating.

  11. 11
    jerthebarbarian

    It’s hard to see how any legit family values Christian could cast their vote for this lying, cheating sack of shit.

    No it isn’t. It’s the same reason that I held my nose and voted for Bill Clinton’s re-election despite the fact that he often proved to be a disappointment in his personal life when it came to respecting women. Because as a public office holder he most often did the right thing when it came to women’s rights, despite the actions in his personal life.

    Same with Newt, but in reverse. The “family values” Christians know that, despite his personal life, Newt will vote the right way when push comes to shove. They don’t know that Romney, despite mouthing the correct words, will vote the right way. He has a history of voting what’s convenient, rather than what they want him to vote.

    It’s baked into our political process that our political leaders are never going to be perfect. And not even that – we’ll never be able to find someone who supports everything we want them to support and has no personal faults. So you compromise, you figure out what’s important to you and you vote that way. Everyone who actively participates in the system does this. The only folks who don’t are the ones who have rejected the system altogether and either support pie-in-the-sky candidates who have no shot of actually winning anything, or refuse to vote altogether. And of course everyone also accuses the folks on the other side of hypocrisy when they see them do it. Because it is hypocrisy, but it’s systemic hypocrisy and there’s no way to avoid it.

    Newt’s a terrible human being, but being a terrible human being isn’t enough to disqualify you from getting anyone’s vote in this country (if it did, most of our Presidents never would have made it into office).

  12. 12
    Reginald Selkirk

    “How could he ask me for a divorce on Monday and within 48 hours give a speech on family values and talk about how people treat people?” Marianne Gingrich said.

    How could she be shocked by this when she was Newt’s mistress during his first marriage?

  13. 13
    Stephen "DarkSyde" Andrew

    Good point Reg, was she? I have no idea.

  14. 14
    Aquaria

    The current Mrs. Gingrich probably got Newt to switch to Catholicism in the moronic hope that it would mean he’d never leave her like he did the others.

    Now she’ll just have to live with him cheating on her all the time, while never giving her a divorce.

    “But it’s against your religion to divorce me, dear, even if you cheat.”

    I bet he’s already said it.

    What the fuck kind of hippy name is Callista, anyway. It’s right up there with “Moon Beam” and “Libra” as signs that your parents did way too many drugs in the 60s.

  15. 15
    Aquaria

    Correction to dialogue:

    “even if I cheat.”

    Newt would probably be the one cheating, although Callista might surprise us. If she hasn’t yet, be a shameless hussy, Callista. It would serve Newt right.

  16. 16
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ 12. Reginald Selkirk – January 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    & 13. Stephen “DarkSyde” Andrew :

    From :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Ginther#Marriages_and_children

    In the spring of 1980, Gingrich left his wife after beginning an affair with Marianne Ginther.[136][137] In 1984, Jackie Gingrich told The Washington Post that the divorce was a “complete surprise” to her. According to Jackie, in September 1980, Gingrich and their children visited her while she was in the hospital, recovering from surgery, and Gingrich wanted to discuss the terms of their divorce.[138] Gingrich has disputed that account.[139] In 2011 their daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman, said that it was her mother who requested the divorce, that it happened prior to the hospital stay, and that Gingrich’s visit was for the purpose of bringing the couple’s children to see their mother, not to discuss the divorce.[140] Although Gingrich’s presidential campaign staff continued to insist in 2011 that his wife requested the divorce, court documents obtained by CNN from Carroll County, Georgia, indicated that Jackie had asked a judge to block the process stating that although “she has adequate and ample grounds for divorce… she does not desire one at this time [and] does not admit that this marriage is irretrievably broken.[141]

    According to L. H. Carter, Gingrich’s campaign treasurer, Gingrich said of his first wife: “She’s not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer.”[142][143] Gingrich has denied saying it. His supporters dismiss Carter as a disgruntled former aide who was miffed at not being asked to accompany Gingrich to Washington.

  17. 17
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    PS. Marianne Gingrich – nee Ginther – does NOT appear to have a wikipage of her own.

  18. 18
    humanape

    I like the concept called “minding your own business”. Republicans, including Gingrich, were wrong to stick their noses into Clinton’s private life. The people who are sticking their nose into Gingrich’s private life are equally wrong.

    Human Ape

  19. 19
    hypatiasdaughter

    #18 humanape Nice in principle. But newt’s newest political goal is to “religify America” (having accomplished the “conservify America” goal in his last political incarnation). Including such fine ideas as allowing health care providers, including hospitals and pharmacists, to opt out of offering treatment based on religious objections.
    He has a degree in history but supports ass-hat pseudo-historians like Barton, who are trying to rewrite American history to prove America was founded as a “xtian nation”.
    One, of course, has to refute his BS based on the BS, not only in simple ad hominem attacks on the man.
    But there is a point in making his personal foibles public. One might ask how newty (and his hypocritical co-horts) might have fared had the moral system they espouse had actually been in place while they were doing their sinnin’ (before they repented and got forgiven). How long would newty be put on the stocks for his adultery? How would Callista look with the Scarlet Letter sown to her chest? How many conservative politicians and preachers, caught doing the “wide stance”, would have been whipped and thrown in jail?
    They live in a disconnect between their own personal failings, that are understandable and forgivable, and those of other people who deserve to be punished, persecuted and ostracized for them. That is the hypocrisy.

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