Thursday, June 9, 2011

Newt: A Recent History

Newt Gingrich first married his high school math teacher in 1962 when he was 19.  After 18 years of marriage, he cheated on his wife, and married the new woman after only 6 months after finalizing his divorce.  Then after 15 years spent married to his second wife, Gingrich cheated on her with a House of Representatives staffer, who was 23 years younger than him.  Shortly after his second divorce, Newt married his 2nd mistress, Callista Bisek in 2000.  In a 2011 interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Gingrich said "There's no question at times in my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate", saying his patriotism was the reason for his infidelity.

Newt Gingrich launched his campaign to gain the Republican nomination just a few weeks ago, and already it has seen more than it's fair share of stumbles and bumbles.  Within the first week of his announcement to run, he was attacked by his own party for not supporting the Paul Ryan Kill Medicare Plan.  He called it "right-wing social engineering."  Then while on a weekly political news talk show, he was asked about his $250,000-$500,000 account with the jewelry company Tiffany & Co.  Gingrich is running on the "fiscal conservative and family values" ideal.

After taking a 2 week vacation in the Greek Isles, against the better judgment of his campaign staff, Gingrich returned to lean that his entire staff had quit.  The cruise reportedly costs at least $2,499 per person.  Let's see where this "campaign" leads. 

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