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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:35 PM
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Must Read ... Newt's 2nd Wife Dishes Hard: His Money Woes, His Philandering, His Meltdown ... LINK
Quite a few revelations I didn't know.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/gingr...

"In 1999, after refusing to take the seat he won in the 1998 elections, Newt Gingrich left his second wife, Marianne, for a much-younger staffer with whom he'd been having an almost-ignored affair. As in his first marriage, he did so shortly after Marianne was diagnosed with a serious illness; as in his first divorce, he fought Marianne tooth and nail over any financial settlement. And then he had the Atlanta archdiocese inform Marianne that their marriage was invalid in the eyes of his fiance's faith; 9 years later, he completed his conversion to Catholicism.

Given his popularity among Republicans, one would think there is little left to say about Gingrich's personal foibles that could hurt his political career. But sandwiched in between snippets from his campaign to return to popularity in yesterday's Esquire profile are tidbits from the still-supportive Marianne that portray Gingrich in a far-from-pleasant light -- and hints that his personal foibles took quite a toll on his political fortunes behind the scenes.

Before marrying Marianne, Gingrich presented his first wife, Jackie Battley, with the terms of their divorce as she lay in a hospital bed recovering from surgery for uterine cancer. Gingrich had pursued Marianne from nearly the moment they met at a January 1980 fundraiser"

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Laf.La.Dem. Donating Member (924 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:39 PM
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1. Thank Goodness
he is not one of those gay guys :evilgrin:
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:43 PM
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2. Right. So we don't have to worry about him sullying the institution of marriage
Malloy tore Newt up last night. It's amazing what a pass this sociopath gets from Big Media.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:11 PM
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12. I wonder which one of Newt's marriages he holds sacred? n/t
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 02:35 PM
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13. From all reports, none of them
including the current one.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:44 PM
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3. Marianne is still supportive of Newtie?
I guess that makes sense. She knew the guy would cheat on his wife when she married him.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:47 PM
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4. Evidently she is OK with it. Republican values you know.
I guess she wouldn't expect less.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:01 PM
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5. the story is sikening, just downright disfunctional, sick and crazy.
How many more of these empowered republicans are about to tell us how to live our lives?
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:24 PM
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6. I wonder if Newt will include this in his Campaign Bio Running for President?
In the right hands this would be excellent material for a Movie of the Week.
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:28 PM
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7. So Newt's 1st Wife was his Geometry Teacher when He was 16 yrs old ...
n/t
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:26 PM
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8. Marrying her and having a couple spawn was an automatic
draft deferment. No fool. our Newtie.

:evilgrin:

A sociopath by any other name...
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:32 PM
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9. Thanks.
K & R :thumbsup:
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:36 PM
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10. "He asked her to just tolerate the affair, an offer she refused"
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:08 PM
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11. Serial Adulterer Newt Gingrich
Serial Adulterer Newt Gingrich

Serial Adulterer Newt Gingrich

Serial Adulterer Newt Gingrich

Serial Adulterer Newt Gingrich

Serial Adulterer Newt Gingrich
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