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  •  Actually, he didn't go after Clinton (1+ / 0-)
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    Rashaverak

    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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