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Friday, March 09, 2007

Newt Is A Big Fat Hypocrite!!


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he's no hypocrite. Gingrich made the assertion in an interview with James Dodson, the founder of the conservative evangelical group Focus on the Family.Gingrich admitted to being involved in an extramarital affair at the same time he was attacking President Bill Clinton for his. This is not new news but is undoubtedly something Gingrich, who is planning a possible run for the Presidency in 2008, wishes would go away.The following is from an AP story which appeared online today.

"The honest answer is yes," Gingrich, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, said in an interview with founder James Dobson to be aired Friday, according to a transcript provided to The Associated Press. "There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There's certainly times when I've fallen short of God's standards." Gingrich argued in the interview, however, that he should not be viewed as a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton's infidelity. "The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge," the former Georgia congressman said of Clinton's 1998 House impeachment on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. "I drew a line in my mind that said, 'Even though I run the risk of being deeply embarrassed, and even though at a purely personal level I am not rendering judgment on another human being, as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law, I have no choice except to move forward and say that you cannot accept ... perjury in your highest officials." Widely considered a mastermind of the Republican revolution that swept Congress in the 1994 elections, Gingrich remains wildly popular among many conservatives. He has repeatedly placed near the top of Republican presidential polls recently, even though he has not formed a campaign. Gingrich has said he is waiting to see how the Republican field shapes up before deciding in the fall whether to run. Reports of extramarital affairs have dogged him for years as a result of two messy divorces, but he has refused to discuss them publicly. Gingrich, who frequently campaigned on family values issues, divorced his second wife, Marianne, in 2000 after his attorneys acknowledged Gingrich's relationship with his current wife, Callista Bisek, a former congressional aide more than 20 years younger than he is. His first marriage, to his former high school geometry teacher, Jackie Battley, ended in divorce in 1981. Although Gingrich has said he doesn't remember it, Battley has said Gingrich discussed divorce terms with her while she was recuperating in the hospital from cancer surgery. Gingrich married Marianne months after the divorce. "There were times when I was praying and when I felt I was doing things that were wrong. But I was still doing them," he said in the interview. "I look back on those as periods of weakness and periods that I'm ... not proud of." Gingrich's congressional career ended in 1998 when he abruptly resigned from Congress after poor showings from Republicans in elections and after being reprimanded by the House ethics panel over charges that he used tax-exempt funding to advance his political goals."

Gingrich is a hypocrite. He is a power hungry, crooked, ruthless and an idealogically driven partisan when it comes to politics and he would be a terrible choice to be President of the United States. Gingrich is saying he is not a hypocrite because he "didn't lie under oath." What a spin! He also took an oath, three times exactly, that is marriage vows, which are in effect an oath proclaiming you will not commit adultery.
No Newts is good Newts!

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