Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gingrich says don't look at my blow jobs, nailing campaign aides on desks, divorces, corruption now


Gingrich: 2008 race should avoid private lives of candidates. Let's see:
In the late '60s, Gingrich was smoking dope and married his high school math teacher to get a deferment from Vietnam.

As a young campaigner in the '70s, he had one main drawback, according to Dot Crews, his campaign scheduler at the time. "We would have won in 1974 if we could have kept him out of the office, screwing her [a young volunteer] on the desk."

Not only did he serve his first wife divorce papers while she was in a hospital bed, he became a deadbeat dad. The local Baptist Church had to take up collections for their children because Newt refused to pay support for them. She had to go to court to get him to keep the lights on. Gingrich was like another fellow Southern Baptist in another important way. He liked blowjobs, in part because he could, like his fellow Southern Baptist, good ol' boy Clinton, deny having sex - at least technically. Blowjobs meant you could say you never slept with the woman.

He taught at a backwater college in West Georgia where he had an affair with Anne Manning, wife of another professor there. It was Manning who explained that Gingrich preferred oral sex. "He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, 'I never slept with her.'" Despite the fact that Gingrich appeared at Christian Coalition events, he also was caught in someone's car with someone's wife giving him a blowjob. Hence his reelection promise in 1978. "When elected, Newt will keep his family together." But alas, it was not to be. Newt ran for Congress a couple of times in the 70s. He married his first wife when he was 19. A few years later he got divorced and married Mary Ginther. As he was having an affair with his next wife to be, he demanded a couple of congressmen be expelled for having affairs with their pages. He was elected Speaker of the house in January, 1985.

A decade after that, he was proclaiming to the Conference of Mayors that Victorian England should be lauded as a model, because it reestablished, "values, by moral leadership and by being willing to look at people in the face and say, 'You should be ashamed.'" This is the same man who also explained about his first wife, that she wasn't "young enough or pretty enough to be the President's wife" (she in turned said "I don't want him to be president and I don't think he should be"). He was actually considering a run for the presidency in 1996.

All through the Clinton-Lewinsky adultery scandal, Gingrich was busy denouncing Clinton for adultery while he himself was dating his third wife to be while he was still married to his his second wife. She sang in the National Shrine Choir. Many a night he would read his Bible while waiting for her at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. They would end up having breakfast together and, hopefully, a nice time inbetween. Newt left behind Marianne, his wife of 18 years.

But perhaps more important than the joys of the flesh, the sin of lust, was his unerring attraction to money. Such as the deal he made with Rupert Murdoch, the $4.5 million book deal, [after he used a similar scandalous book deal in the GOP campaign to bring down his Democratic predecessor], the House Banking Scandal in which he bounced 22 checks, the secret pay raises, the Lincoln Town Car limousine and chauffeur, the sliding scale between donations made for his politics and those for his personal comfort
Now, I wonder why he says we should avoid candidates private lives and past scandals?

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