Newt Gingrich’ ex-wife spills the beans on his behavior and affairs

Why Newt Gingrich is running for President is a very good question.  This man is a mess.  Now one of his ex wives is talking, and the news is far from good for Gingrich.

Here are a few excerpts from a recent blog post:

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 fiancée’s faith; 9 years later, he completed his conversion to Catholicism.

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.

What makes all of this disgusting is that Gingrich went after President Bill Clinton, after Bill got caught cheating with an intern, Monica Lewinsky.  Pot calling the kettle black?

Gingrich left Marianne when she developed MS.  Of course he was already having an affair with Callista Bisek, a former Hill staffer who was then 32.  Callista now appears with Newt on his campaign website.

Gingrich now claims to have rediscovered his faith.  And of course he took great umbrage at the overturning of Prop. 8.  Here is what he had to say about that:

“Judge Walker’s ruling overturning Prop 8 is an outrageous disrespect for our Constitution and for the majority of people of the United States who believe marriage is the union of husband and wife. In every state of the union from California to Maine to Georgia, where the people have had a chance to vote they’ve affirmed that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Congress now has the responsibility to act immediately to reaffirm marriage as a union of one man and one woman as our national policy. Today’s notorious decision also underscores the importance of the Senate vote tomorrow on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court because judges who oppose the American people are a growing threat to our society.”

Are you kidding?  The biggest threat to marriage is perverted scumbags like Newt Gingrich!


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