Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bombshell - Newt's Ex-Wife Marianne Unloads On Camera

Drudge has the story...

Newt Gingrich's ex wife Marianne apparently has done a tell-all two hour interview with ABC's Brian Ross about her marriage to Gingrich. That would be wife number two, the one he was having an affair with when wife number one had cancer and the one he ditched while he was having an affair with number three, Callista. Talk about flip flopping!

You had to know all along this was going to surface, and not at a good time. Marianne has said she could end Gingrich's career with one interview, and this one may be it. They were married 19 years, and to add insult to injury, Newt actually tried to have the marriage annulled!

Here's another nifty bit from the same 2010 Esquire interview, after Marianne found out about Newt's ongoing affair with Callista:

She kind of guessed it, of course. Women usually do. But did she know the woman was in her apartment, eating off her plates, sleeping in her bed?

She called a minister they both trusted. He came over to the house the next day and worked with them the whole weekend, but Gingrich just kept saying she was a Jaguar and all he wanted was a Chevrolet. “‘I can’t handle a Jaguar right now.’ He said that many times. ‘All I want is a Chevrolet.’”

He asked her to just tolerate the affair, an offer she refused.

He’d just returned from Erie, Pennsylvania, where he’d given a speech full of high sentiments about compassion and family values.

The next night, they sat talking out on their back patio in Georgia. She said, “How do you give that speech and do what you’re doing?”

“It doesn’t matter what I do,” he answered. “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”

Newt Gingrich is obviously taking it pretty seriously - he cancelled a press conference to try and work something out with her,but if the interview's already on tape there's no way ABC won't run it.

According to Drudge, there was a pretty huge dust up within ABC about whether to air it before or after the South Carolina primary, and the Network tentatively decided to air the interview next Monday, after all votes have been counted.

This could mean we have a situation where Gingrich finishes well, but ultimately implodes once America gets to hear what Gingrich's ex has to say.

Politico, on the other hand, is saying it's going to air tomorrow - right before the debate. That makes a great deal more sense, but we'll see.

The ancient Greeks said that character is destiny. We may be about to see that reaffirmed shortly.


Anonymous said...

I could care about as much as I do about what either of my two ex-wives has to say. Especially since both showed themselves to be liars when push came to shove. I have my own issues, I don't care to sort though another man's. I really didn't care to hear about Herman Cain's past, so here too, I could really care less.

Anonymous said...

I for one believe her every word. I know my ex wife and ex girlfriends would never lie or exxagarate things I did and she would NEVER leave out anything negative that she did that might have caused me to do something I regret. There is no better virtuous paragon of truth then an angry ex wife. So I believe her every word and if you agree I invite you to call me I have a bridge for sale that you might be interested in...

Fabian Pascal said...

It's OK in YOUR private life, but not in the life of Presidential candidate who must have character, judgment and not be a hypocrite.

We already see the consequences of Obama, do you want another one like him?

sara Noble said...

It's a he said-she said on the open marriage thing. I believe in atonement. What worries me more is the fact that most of his colleagues asked him to resign as Speaker in the 90's.

Rob said...

The thing that bothers me most about Newt's Gingrich's history with both his wives is not the adultery per se - stuff happens, after all - or the 'he said she said' but a simple, easily proven fact - in both cases, he started sniffing around, found someone willing to cheat with him and dumped wife # 1 and wife #2 once he found out they had become ill, #1 with cancer and #2 with MS.

To my mind, that's simply not how a decent man acts.

Sara, another thing - if you look at the Republican members of Congress he led, not only did they ask him to resign but few of them if any have anything good to say about him or his leadership.

That also says something to me.