posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 08:54 AM
Gingrich pioneered a denial of adultery that some observers would later christen "the Newt Defense": Oral sex doesn't count. In a revealing
psychological portrait of the "inner" Gingrich that appeared in Vanity Fair (September 1995), Gail Sheehy uncovered a woman, Anne Manning, who had
an affair in Washington in 1977 with a married Gingrich.
"We had oral sex," Manning revealed. "He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, 'I never slept with her.'" She added that Gingrich
threatened her: "If you ever tell anybody about this, I'll say you're lying."
Manning was then married to a professor at West Georgia, the backwater college where Gingrich taught. "I don't claim to be an angel," she told
Sheehy, but "he's morally dishonest."
The fact that Clinton broke the law has nothing to do with the overall fact that Gingrich and the Republican party were using a soap box to point
finger as such the above Salon artical reads.
The most notorious incident in Gingrich's marriage -- first reported by David Osborne in Mother Jones magazine in 1984 -- was when he cornered Jackie
in her hospital room where she was recovering from uterine cancer surgery and insisted on discussing the terms of the divorce he was seeking.
Shortly after that infamous encounter, Gingrich refused to pay his alimony and child-support payments. The First Baptist Church in his hometown had to
take up a collection to support the family Gingrich had deserted.
These are the issues that are going to stick in this guys rear if he ever chooses to "throw his hat in the ring". And frankly I'm tired of seeing
conservatives parade these idiots out as the American icon's of right. I keep stating that there is no difference in these two parties and am waiting
for someone to show me the difference with out spitting a buncha political side stepping and redundant finger pointing. What have these two parties
done for this country as of now?