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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:16 PM

23. Callista Gingrich on Petraeus: Affairs are ‘painful’ for the family

Callista Gingrich on Petraeus: Affairs are ‘painful’ for the family
By David Edwards
Monday, November 12, 2012 12:27 EST

The woman who married former House Speaker Newt Gingrich after cheating with him while he was married to his second wife says that former CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair is “sad” and “painful” for his family.

“I think it’s personally very sad for he and his family,” Callista Gingrich told ABC’s Barbara Walters on Monday. “I think he did the right thing by resigning. But this is painful and they’ll have to work together through this as a family. And that will take some time.”

The former House Speaker pointed out that Petraeus would have been in an “impossible situation” if he had tried to stay on as director of the CIA.

“This man served 37 years,” he pointed out. “We need to remember, he was the key to winning in Iraq. If he had not turned around the surge, we would have literally lost the war. He was the key to giving a fighting chance in Afghanistan. He is a brilliant, very hard-working person. And I hope he and his family can work through this.”


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