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This fat faced slob is something else:
Marianne Gingrich, the former speaker’s second wife, also alleged that her ex-husband conducted his affair “in my bedroom in our apartment in Washington.”
She also said Gingrich moved to divorce her just months after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “He also was advised by the doctor when I was sitting there that I was not to be under stress,” she said. “He knew.”
According to Marianne Gingrich, her relationship with him began while Newt Gingrich was still married, but in divorce proceedings, with his first wife, Jackie. At the time, Jackie Gingrich was being treated for cancer.
In an interview with NBC’s TODAY on Thursday, before the excerpts were released, Newt Gingrich vowed that he won’t say “anything negative” about his former wife.
According to The Washington Post, at a campaign stop in South Carolina on Thursday, he called the statements by Marianne Gingrich, “tawdry and inappropriate,” but wouldn’t go further. His third wife, Callista Gingrich, stood a few feet behind him.
As word spread Wednesday about the interview with Marianne Gingrich, the campaign responded with something of a “prebuttal.”
In advance of that interview, the campaign released a statement Wednesday night from Gingrich’s daughters from his first marriage, Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Cushman.
The failure of a marriage is a terrible and emotional experience for everyone involved. Anyone who has had that experience understands it is a personal tragedy filled with regrets, and sometimes differing memories of events.
We will not say anything negative about our father’s ex-wife. He has said before, privately and publicly, that he regrets any pain he may have caused in the past to people he loves.
ABC News or other campaigns may want to talk about the past, just days before an important primary election. But Newt is going to talk to the people of South Carolina about the future– about job creation, lower taxes, and about who can defeat Barack Obama by providing the sharpest contrast to his damaging, extreme liberalism. We are confident this is the conversation the people of South Carolina are interested in having.
Our father is running for President because of his grandchildren – so they can inherit the America he loves. To do that, President Obama must be defeated. And as the only candidate in the race, including Obama, who has actually helped balance the national budget, create jobs, reform welfare, and cut taxes and spending, Newt felt compelled to run – to serve his country and safeguard his grandchildren’s future.