Yesterday news dropped that Newt Gingrich asked his 2nd wife, Marianne, to engage in an "open marriage" because he was having an affair with a with his congressional aide (his present wife Callista) at the time. This, in my mind, makes it a legitimate news story and given that there was a Republican debate the very night the news broke it seemed only fair that Gingrich be asked about the subject.
Well..... Funny thing.
When moderator John King asked Newtie about his alleged sexual peccadilloes he bristled at the him and at first said "No" but after a standing ovation from the hyper conservative crowd he continued with his obviously prepared answer saying: “I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office,” .
Watch Newt's unrighteous indignation here...
Really! This coming from the nasty prick who dogged President Clinton over a blow job all the time having an adulterous affair simultaneously! His actions were every bit as "destructive, vicious" and "negative" as those he claims are being levied at him. The only reason he stopped was that he was forced to resign in 1998 for no less than 84 ethics violations.
One last question... Did John King not realize or remember that Gingrich was the Speaker Of The House when the Republicans were trying to (and succeeding in) impeaching Bill Clinton over an affair and if he did why did he not nail him!?!?!