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Gingrich Admits to Affair During Clinton Impeachment
ABC News ^ | 3/12/07, 11:08 AM EDT | JAKE TAPPER

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; lewinsky; tapper; x42
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If thou think this is bad, read his interview in the last issue of Esquire. Go away Newt!
1 posted on 09/19/2010 11:04:17 PM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: Terrence DoGood

Yeah, Jake, tell us something we didn’t already know, like who is the latest married whore Clinton is screwing!


2 posted on 09/19/2010 11:08:58 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Terrence DoGood

Newt Gingrich, the GOP version of Bill Clinton.


3 posted on 09/19/2010 11:09:01 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Terrence DoGood

It is way past time to clean house.

The corrupt to the core old guard has to go.


4 posted on 09/19/2010 11:09:52 PM PDT by DB
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To: HerrBlucher

It’s only about sex which was none of our business or so we were told.


5 posted on 09/19/2010 11:11:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Terrence DoGood

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.


6 posted on 09/19/2010 11:11:24 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Terrence DoGood
Newt Gingrich is dead to me, because he is a phony with respect to spiritual, personal and political behavior. JMHO
I trust Newt NOT!
7 posted on 09/19/2010 11:14:50 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Lazlo in PA

I don’t think he’s that progressive.

I do think he’s an opportunist, though.


8 posted on 09/19/2010 11:15:20 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: Terrence DoGood

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.


9 posted on 09/19/2010 11:15:22 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: Terrence DoGood

Definitely. Go FAR away Newt.


10 posted on 09/19/2010 11:16:05 PM PDT by Ronin (If it were not so gruesomely malevolent, Islam would just be silly.)
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To: Terrence DoGood

Well, as long as he didn’t dabble in Wicca as a teenager, no problemo!/s


11 posted on 09/19/2010 11:16:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: dixiechick2000

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.


12 posted on 09/19/2010 11:18:43 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: kcvl

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.


13 posted on 09/19/2010 11:19:09 PM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: Terrence DoGood

Isn’t this somewhat old news?


14 posted on 09/19/2010 11:19:39 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Terrence DoGood

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.

You’re done.


15 posted on 09/19/2010 11:21:12 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Terrence DoGood

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.


16 posted on 09/19/2010 11:23:07 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: eclecticEel

The fact that its “old” is irrelevant. I look at the context in which the story was written. Gingrich clearly is not a conservative.


17 posted on 09/19/2010 11:28:26 PM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: Terrence DoGood

I can’t wait for Jake Tapper’s upcoming exposé on Ulysses S. Grant!


18 posted on 09/19/2010 11:30:49 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: Terrence DoGood

Why is this posted?
It is from 2007 and is old news.

Where is the story on Obama’s cocaine use?


19 posted on 09/19/2010 11:38:22 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Gondring

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.


20 posted on 09/19/2010 11:39:40 PM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: Terrence DoGood

No wonder the elite push him to run for President.


21 posted on 09/19/2010 11:43:09 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: Gondring; Terrence DoGood

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.


22 posted on 09/19/2010 11:43:38 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: kcvl

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.


23 posted on 09/19/2010 11:44:21 PM PDT by Ronin (If it were not so gruesomely malevolent, Islam would just be silly.)
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To: Terrence DoGood

Dishonorable is dishonorable is dishonorable.


24 posted on 09/19/2010 11:46:05 PM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: Terrence DoGood
Gingrich had an affair.
Mehlman is gay.
Rove is a magnificent bas*****.
Water is wet.
25 posted on 09/19/2010 11:46:25 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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To: Terrence DoGood

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”


26 posted on 09/19/2010 11:46:25 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Terrence DoGood

If Gingrich is truly interested in the fate of the Republic he will stay out of the race.


27 posted on 09/19/2010 11:54:03 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: oldbill
Yep: 3/12/07, 11:08 AM EDT
28 posted on 09/19/2010 11:56:48 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: counterpunch

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.


29 posted on 09/19/2010 11:57:45 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Ronin

If they’ll cheat their own wives, it only stands to reason they’ll cheat the rest of us as well.


30 posted on 09/20/2010 12:00:31 AM PDT by DB
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To: DB

Agreed.


31 posted on 09/20/2010 12:02:09 AM PDT by Ronin (If it were not so gruesomely malevolent, Islam would just be silly.)
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To: Terrence DoGood

Yo ABC:

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.


32 posted on 09/20/2010 12:02:21 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: HerrBlucher; Terrence DoGood

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


33 posted on 09/20/2010 12:05:09 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Terrence DoGood

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.


34 posted on 09/20/2010 12:08:03 AM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Terrence DoGood

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”

CC


35 posted on 09/20/2010 12:10:40 AM PDT by CapedConservative (Stop Obama)
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To: Terrence DoGood; Alamo-Girl
Clinton was indicted for crimes and lied about his guilt in sworn statements to the Courts and Congress.

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.


http://www.alamo-girl.com/
36 posted on 09/20/2010 12:38:15 AM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Terrence DoGood

After reading this I don’t expect Newt to make a bid for the presidency.


37 posted on 09/20/2010 12:49:28 AM PDT by barutiwa
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To: Terrence DoGood

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!


38 posted on 09/20/2010 12:49:37 AM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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To: Terrence DoGood

I agree completely. It is almost painful to see/hear him now. He totally wasted any opportunity he might have had.


39 posted on 09/20/2010 12:54:14 AM PDT by Actually_in_Tokyo (ahead of the game)
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To: Terrence DoGood

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.


40 posted on 09/20/2010 12:54:31 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Ronin
Conservatives demand leaders that adhere to stronger rules of conduct.

You might as well demand golden pizza with unicorn sausage. Politicians are whore mongers.

41 posted on 09/20/2010 12:56:42 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: J Edgar
Newt Gingrich is dead to me, because he is a phony with respect to spiritual, personal and political behavior. JMHO I trust Newt NOT!

I completely and totally agree with that.

42 posted on 09/20/2010 1:10:13 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl (Tokoyo Rove, the biggest RINO of all, exposed.)
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To: Terrence DoGood
If the republicans select Gingrich or Romney they might as well just skip the process all together and nominate Obama. I, for one, won't be voting for any more RINOs...the GOP has taught me that lesson.
43 posted on 09/20/2010 1:10:22 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Terrence DoGood
A man with no moral fiber.

He thinks in abstractions.

44 posted on 09/20/2010 1:58:02 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: kcvl
True is old news, but the Left and its media are going all out to showcase a takeover of the Republican Party by the Tea Party., called the The New Fundamentalists. However, there are always some late comers to any party, so a refresher course in hypocrisy is being revisited.

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).

45 posted on 09/20/2010 2:07:34 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Terrence DoGood

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.


46 posted on 09/20/2010 2:10:25 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: whitedog57

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.


47 posted on 09/20/2010 2:46:08 AM PDT by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


48 posted on 09/20/2010 2:51:09 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Terrence DoGood

Newt is not trustworthy. Any man who cheats on his wife and is not repentant cannot be trusted...


49 posted on 09/20/2010 3:03:56 AM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Terrence DoGood

Not Newt. Not Ever.


50 posted on 09/20/2010 3:29:28 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (I only read the Constitution for the Articles.)
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