Friday, March 9, 2007

Anyone who's really surprised, raise your hand

Remember Newt "Who the hell names their child 'Newt'" Gingrich? How he declared during the Lewinsky mock-scandal that Clinton had turned the presidency into the "rough equivalent of the Jerry Springer show" in the eyes of the world?

Turns out he was having an affair at the time.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged he was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group.

What's great about this is that he's saying so in front of James Dobson, of Focus on the Family. And surely, if they truly care about the family, and not just about trying to destroy gay people, they'll rebuke his actions? I mean, this is a man who's been twice divorced--way to stick up for the sanctity of marriage! And look how he broached the topic with his first wife:
Gingrich, who frequently campaigned on family values issues, divorced his second wife, Marianne, in 2000 after his attorneys acknowledged Gingrich's relationship with his current wife, Callista Bisek, a former congressional aide more than 20 years younger than he is.

His first marriage, to his former high school geometry teacher, Jackie Battley, ended in divorce in 1981. Although Gingrich has said he doesn't remember it, Battley has said Gingrich discussed divorce terms with her while she was recuperating in the hospital from cancer surgery.

Gingrich married Marianne months after the divorce.

Dump her while she's recovering from cancer? Classy!

But no, Focus on the Family instead is focusing on 'Radical Islam'. Way to stay on message, Dobson.

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