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  •  Didn't he do it twice? (5+ / 0-)
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    I thought he served his second wife with divorce papers while she was in her hospital bed too.  Am I mistaken about that?

    Even more revealing of Gingrich's character, though, than the hospital divorce story is how he treated his former family after the divorce was final.  He refused to pay alimony or child support, leaving them penniless for long periods of time.  Their church had to take up a collection to feed and clothe them.

    Yeah, he's a helluva guy.

    Pardon my language, but fuck Newt Gingrich.

    "We must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom." - Kodos

    by Jon Stafford on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 01:54:23 PM PST

    •  Marianne had been diagnosed (2+ / 0-)
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      with multiple sclerosis. I don't know if she was in the hospital. But Newtie was boffing Callista behind her back.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

      by anastasia p on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 02:32:57 PM PST

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      •  Technically, not Boffing... (1+ / 0-)
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        He invented The Newt Defense aka Oral Sex Doesn't Count.

        Newt's Glass House - 8/28/98

        http://www1.salon.com/...

        May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 03:12:48 PM PST

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        •  That doesn't make sense, (2+ / 0-)
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          the way he was going after President Clinton.

          The Republicans are defunding, not defending, America.

          by DSPS owl on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 03:39:18 PM PST

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          •  Actually, he didn't go after Clinton (1+ / 0-)
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            based only on the Lewinsky affair...for a reason.

            Excerpt from the Salon article linked above:

            No, it's not compassion that tempers the speaker's censure of Clinton's self-destructive sexual compulsions. It's self-protection. Gingrich, lest we forget, has a closet full of sexual misconduct.

            For one thing, Gingrich pioneered a denial of adultery that some observers would later christen "the Newt Defense": Oral sex doesn't count. In a revealing psychological portrait of the "inner" Gingrich that appeared in Vanity Fair (September 1995), Gail Sheehy uncovered a woman, Anne Manning, who had an affair in Washington in 1977 with a married Gingrich.

            "We had oral sex," Manning revealed. "He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, 'I never slept with her.'" She added that Gingrich threatened her: "If you ever tell anybody about this, I'll say you're lying."

            May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

            by msmacgyver on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 03:45:58 PM PST

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          •  It makes a lot of sense... (0+ / 0-)

            ...when one remembers Republicans always accuse others of doing what they themselves do.

    •  You fuck him. I won't go near him. (1+ / 0-)
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      “In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the [governor's] office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose. Molly Ivins

      by glorificus on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 02:49:50 PM PST

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