Friday, August 15, 2008

Newt: Open Wide

With all the talk about the Johns' affairs (Edwards and McCain), I couldn't help but remember my favorite hypocrite of all time, Newt Gingrich. Steve Benen at WashingtonMonthly.com wrote this in his delightfully titled piece "High Fidelity":

But the most notorious of them all is undoubtedly Gingrich, who ran for Congress in 1978 on the slogan, "Let Our Family Represent Your Family." (He was reportedly cheating on his first wife at the time). In 1995, an alleged mistress from that period, Anne Manning, told Vanity Fair's Gail Sheehy: "We had oral sex. He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, 'I never slept with her.'" Gingrich obtained his first divorce in 1981, after forcing his wife, who had helped put him through graduate school, to haggle over the terms while in the hospital, as she recovered from uterine cancer surgery. In 1999, he was disgraced again, having been caught in an affair with a 33-year-old congressional aide while spearheading the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton.
What's the difference between the description of "is" and "where did you ejaculate"? Oh Newtie. If only you had run for president. It would have been a field day.

3 comments:

Zach W. said...

Potatoe, potato.

tommcmahon said...

Disgraced? When y'all were OK with Clinton doing it? And committing perjury to boot! Please, spare us . . .

Other Side said...

Geez, Tom. More blind to shenanigans today than usual? Newtie was doing all this while condemning Clinton. Honestly, I could care less what either did; it's Newtie's faux morality I find disgraceful.

btw: You should be ashamed about the perjury line. Perjury regarding a sex act is hardly a matter of state. It just shows how uninterested conservatives really are in governing. Rather, they want to enable more and more ways to pad their pockets.