the family values guy

(If you don’t like fruity language, skip the video!)

Salon: The truth about Newt and his cancer-stricken wife – For almost three decades, Newt Gingrich has been dogged by a single devastating anecdote from his past, one that has been repeated in the national press hundreds of times and that has arguably come to define his political persona. After being elected to Congress in 1978 on a family values platform, the story goes, he visited his wife Jackie, who was in the hospital recovering from an operation for uterine cancer, and demanded that she discuss terms of their divorce.

….Here’s how Mother Jones recounted Newt’s hospital visit with Jackie, who was her husband’s former high school math teacher: Jackie had undergone surgery for cancer of the uterus during the 1978 campaign, a fact Gingrich was not loath to use in conversations or speeches that year. After the separation in 1980, she had to be operated on again, to remove another tumor While she was still in the hospital, according to Howell, “Newt came up there with his yellow legal pad, and he had a list of things on how the divorce was going to be handled. He wanted her to sign it. She was still recovering from surgery, still sort of out of it, and he comes in with a yellow sheet of paper, handwritten, and wants her to sign it.”

Full article here

Last month – Newt Gingrich: “In America, religious belief is being challenged by a cultural elite trying to create a secularized America, in which God is driven out of public life.”


8 Responses to “the family values guy”

  1. 1 Andogriff
    March 8, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Such a disgusting scumbag.

  2. 2 Proud of Obama
    March 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Thank you for this. We need to get the truth out about these phony hypocrites.

    • 3 Dorothy Rissman
      March 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Proud, I stopped watching bill when he really started trashing the president. Has he eased up a bit now that he has the repugs to go after?

  3. 4 lexusv
    March 8, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Funny, even with the fruity language, actually because of the fruity language and so true on so many points ;o)

  4. 5 Fred
    March 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Preach Bill preach!

  5. 6 Titti
    March 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Hawt dayum – calling em out.

  6. 7 Sue in Minnesota
    March 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    The hypocrisy is blinding! Do as I say not as I do doesn’t work for me.

  7. 8 barb
    March 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    If I was in Iowa during his possible campaign, I would like to know how a man twice married could become a Catholic. That doesn’t seem possible and is to complicated. It just doesn’t happen unless he was never baptised nor married in a church from the previous two marriages.

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