Skip to comments.Gingrich Admits to Affair During Clinton Impeachment
Posted on 09/19/2010 11:04:14 PM PDT by Terrence DoGood
Gingrich married his second wife, Marianne Ginther, months after he divorced Battley in 1981. According to Battley, Gingrich discussed divorce terms with her while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery.
"There are things in my own life that I have gotten on my knees and turned to God and prayed about," Gingrich said.
Gingrich also acknowledged cheating on Ginther while leading the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton for allegations of perjury involving the Paula Jones sexual harassment civil case and the president's affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Gingrich argued that the Clinton case was different from his personal transgressions.
"The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge," he said, arguing that Clinton had "deliberately committed perjury."
Constantly espousing family values even while he carried on an affair, Gingrich linked his party to wholesome family values and Democrats to, well, something else.
Gingrich divorced Ginther in 2000 and soon married his third wife, Callista Bisek, a former congressional aide who was in her 20s when she and Gingrich began their affair.
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Yeah, Jake, tell us something we didn’t already know, like who is the latest married whore Clinton is screwing!
Newt Gingrich, the GOP version of Bill Clinton.
It is way past time to clean house.
The corrupt to the core old guard has to go.
It’s only about sex which was none of our business or so we were told.
I don’t really care that he was poking anything with a pulse. What I care about is the fact that he seems to be progressive in nature. He can screw whores all day long as far as I care, but don’t screw the country Newty.
I don’t think he’s that progressive.
I do think he’s an opportunist, though.
That was a stroll down memory lane. I felt like I was “cut and pasted” back to the ‘90s.
Romney’s zinger at the end wasn’t bad.
Sure am glad we’re bringing some new blood into the party.
Definitely. Go FAR away Newt.
Well, as long as he didn’t dabble in Wicca as a teenager, no problemo!/s
I thought that as well until I saw his fat ass sitting on a couch next to Madam Pelosi informing me that I needed to do my part for Global Warming. Not very Conservative concept in my view.
Like I said, if you think this is mild, read Gingrich’s interview in Esquire. I don’t have a problem with Jake Tapper writing this story. Mr. Gingrich’s problem is he’s never met a camera of microphone he didn’t like. The man can’t stop talking about himself!
Forget about how smart you think he is. He’s turned into a caricature of himself. A few days ago, this guy had the stones to address the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit, talking about the establishment Republicans, and then does this interview with Tapper? What kind of deranged fool does this? He personifies the establishment!
Mark Levin said it perfectly; Gingrich is a phony, undisciplined, pseudo-conservative. This “old guard” of GOP leadership needs to be purged of people just like Newt.
Isn’t this somewhat old news?
Newt is right. I’ts totally different from Clinton’s courtroom imbroglio. That said, a serial cheater is not a man I want in a leadership role for a political party. That’s a big reason why I’m not a Democrap.
I feel sorry for Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren. They’ve promoted Newt and had him on their shows a bazillion times.
Newt, it’s time to write your memoirs, walk the dog, get in some fishing and play ball with your grandkids.
Don’t slosh the water you’re carrying for the Dems.
The rest of us realize that the sex angle was all a diversion from the fact that Bill Clinton perjured himself to get out of criminal charges for a violent crime.
The fact that its “old” is irrelevant. I look at the context in which the story was written. Gingrich clearly is not a conservative.
I can’t wait for Jake Tapper’s upcoming exposé on Ulysses S. Grant!
Why is this posted?
It is from 2007 and is old news.
Where is the story on Obama’s cocaine use?
Are you for real? I’m carrying water for Democrats? Let me tell you a little about me:
I’ve been an active posting/commenting member of FR since the summer 2000. I’m a 20-plus yr military service member currently deployed to Afghanistan and I’ve deployed in support of every major military operation since the invasion of Panama. I may not be the smartest guy in the room, but I’ve been around long enough to know Democrats don’t have the best interest for me, my brothers-in-arms, or my country at heart.
I’m a lot of things, but I’m sure as hell not a Democrat. Now if you’re willing to look past a man’s poor character and see him as a serious leader or Presidential candidate, then perhaps you need to reevaluate your definition of Conservative.
In the Air Force, our motto starts with “Intergrity first”. If there’s no integrigty, there’s no need to go further. A man without intergrity can never be in a position of trust or leadership.
No wonder the elite push him to run for President.
Terrence is probably just carry water for Palin or Romney, not Democrats.
My money is on Palin, who has signaled her intent to run for president recently, and he realizes that she won’t be able to hold her own against Newt in a presidential primary debate.
Libs can say that. Conservatives demand leaders that adhere to stronger rules of conduct.
Newt is damaged goods. There is no chance, NONE WHATSOEVER, that he could be considered Presidential material now or in the future — unless he wants to switch parties and run as a Democrat.
Dishonorable is dishonorable is dishonorable.
Newt says, “Callista and I don’t like this article”.
“Callista and I are committed to serving God”.
“Callista and I produced this movie...”.
“Callista and I, blah, blah, blah, ad infinitum”
If Gingrich is truly interested in the fate of the Republic he will stay out of the race.
Newt is obviously a brilliant man, and probably a great debater, and yes probably better than Sarah. Problem is, he has no integrity, nor moral compass, and apparently no political principles that he stands by regardless what pain and suffering they might bring him. The fool sat on the couch with Nazi Pelosi FCOL and tried to sell us the crap sandwich we know as global warming, and endorsed Scozzafava who later endorsed the dem.
Newt might win the debate, but I wouldn’t vote him for even dog catcher. Sarah smokes him on everything that really matters.
If they’ll cheat their own wives, it only stands to reason they’ll cheat the rest of us as well.
Gingrich’s hypocrisy and disgusting amorality, does not in any way diminish Clinton’s many crimes, known and not so well known.
The hypocrisy accusation is a major offensive weapon routinely deployed by the Left.
Newt has a role in brainstorming about ideas and (sometimes) challenging liberals on TV, but no one who cares about integrity and judgment and character should support him for higher office
Who alive on this planet doesn’t know all about this? Maybe teenagers and crackheads haven’t heard about this but they only vote Democrat nowadays anyway.
Let me pull something from my Recycle Bin that I sent to McCain when he was working on amnesty (long before the primaries for 2008)....
“You will NEVER be President”
Newt Gingrich did not. Newt Gingrich did not commit violent rape with impunity while holding the office of Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer of his state, as Bill Clinton did.
The offenses of Bill Clinton are much more egregious than the infidelities of Newt Gingrich and to say otherwise supports Democrat attempts to marginalize Clinton's High Crimes and Misdemeanors.
You military duty is an honorable and valiant service to our nation!
You may want to examine AlamoGirl's THE DOWNSIDE LEGACY ARCHIVES for more study.
After reading this I don’t expect Newt to make a bid for the presidency.
He may not pass the smell test now, but he did a lot in 1994 to stand up to Clinton and I appreciate that. The real stench is from the Democratic party.
When he was committing adultery, I wonder if his gal pal said: “don’t you feel hypocritical for going after Clinton and his indiscretions while you are having an affair?”.
King David syndrome. The fall from grace. Sounds proverbial to me!
I agree completely. It is almost painful to see/hear him now. He totally wasted any opportunity he might have had.
Out of all the B.S. flung out by Clinton’s flying monkeys, one thing was true: “They all do it.”
That’s why it’s best not to idolize politicians.
You might as well demand golden pizza with unicorn sausage. Politicians are whore mongers.
I completely and totally agree with that.
He thinks in abstractions.
The left always likes to show that the theocratic Christian fundamentalist ideology is not safe from some of the like scandulous actions "expected and accepted" from the Left.
Clinton was president at the time, so should be more scrutinized because he could have easily fallen into a like espionage circumstance as the Communists Lured To Their Deaths By MI6 With Promise Of Sex related scnarios. This becomes a national security issue, while Newt's shortcomings do not. But the old glass house analogy definitely comes into play.
What they fail to recognize is that the country as in majority has revolted and turned on the old network, Right & Left for their actions or in-actions in job losses, massive debt/spending and no solutions in site.
November should shock them even more. But the Democrats fall into becoming the biggest losers under Pelosi, Obama, Reid, Schumer, Frank & the usual out their hiding and staying as far away from any media spotlight that they can.
The Mormons, fundamentalist sect First Church of Latter Day Saints, are getting their share of Movie Made For ...of late as well as in The 19th Wife.
Fundamentalists, the new Buzz word, coming from the Left.
Some group will probably revist a bounty idea for any dirt that can be found within the Tea Party, like the Texans for Truth (Bush's military service) did before the backfire and fall of Dan Rather for Freeper Buckhead's midnight uncovering of those infamous fruadulent memos (font).
This is where I disagree with many Freepers.
I don’t care about Newt’s personal life, unless it has something to do with national security.
Its the Democratic trap. Its DC and all these Congress members are in DC for months at a time and we are surprised if one of them have an affair? Oh, please!
Its OK for Clinton to have affairs, but Republicans can’t because Republicans scream about their own. How about saying “Its none of your business!”
We will lose every time.
He’s more like Elizabeth Taylor. . . he marries his loves. I agree, however, that he’s probably never going to win any election. He’d better accept some role behind the scenes.
Did you happen do see the @sshole Geraldo? He was showing clips from 1987 when he did a story about DEVIL worshippers and likening it to Christine and her dabbling in witchcraft clip. Devil worship and witchcraft are synonymous now??? Geraldo is a total moron.
Newt is not trustworthy. Any man who cheats on his wife and is not repentant cannot be trusted...
Not Newt. Not Ever.