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Gingrich had affair during Clinton probe
AP/YAHOO! News ^ | March 8, 2007 | BEN EVANS,

Posted on 03/08/2007 10:53:12 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged he was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group.

"The honest answer is yes," Gingrich, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, said in an interview with Focus on the Family 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


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To: new cruelty; All
Gingrich married Marianne months after the divorce.


I think people are forgetting that important part. Clinton never divorced or left his wife over his affairs. (nor she for her rumored affairs)


Hilary Clinton stay married for her love of power. NOBODY in the MSM (ap/yahoo) ever mentions they live 100% seperate lives. When was the last time they just LIVED together? Clinton continues to "date" and the MSM only hints to the coverage.

But that is ok because her thighness is running for office.


Speaker Gingrich did pay the price for his actions, he paid in his divorce, he paid with his resignation.


Clinton lied under oath, wagged his finger, sent his friends out to repeat the lie, and only regrets a blue semen stained dress prevented him from tossing an intern aside with the rest of the bimbo erruptions.



Gingrich married Marianne months after the divorce.
51 posted on 03/09/2007 5:31:25 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BibChr

Newt's time has come and gone. He is bad news. Too many are pushing for his rehabilitation. He has too many strings attached to be considered uncompromised. He has deeper character flaws than the grand canyon and is not to be trusted with domestic or foreign policy.


52 posted on 03/09/2007 5:33:48 AM PST by x_plus_one (As long as we pretend to not be fighting Iran in Iraq, we can't pretend to win the war.)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Exactly. This tells me more about his being serial about running for President than anything else. I've been thinking for some time that the signal he's running will be if he comes out and starts openly addressing the infidelity issues. Hey, it's ok for Rudy but it's not ok for Newt?


53 posted on 03/09/2007 5:38:00 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: zadox

He's holding a clownfish. How appropriate for this situation....


54 posted on 03/09/2007 5:39:04 AM PST by Fawn (http://www.hartzvictims.org/)
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To: zadox

I don't know when that was taken, but if it's recent, another sign he's running will be dropping 40 pounds.


55 posted on 03/09/2007 5:39:12 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: longtermmemmory
Speaker Gingrich did pay the price for his actions, he paid in his divorce, he paid with his resignation.

I was not aware that Gingrich resigned because he was having an affair.

56 posted on 03/09/2007 5:41:09 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: new cruelty

LOL


57 posted on 03/09/2007 5:41:49 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

I can forgive infidelity in either Rudy or Newt. I can't overlook Rudy's positions on the issues, and if he tells me he's changed his mind on them I won't believe him. With Mr. Newt I believe what he says.


58 posted on 03/09/2007 5:42:03 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: longtermmemmory
If I understand correctly, Gingrich married Marianne Ginther months after the divorce from Jackie Battley, which was in 1981. He resigned in November 1998 and divorced Marianne in 1999.
59 posted on 03/09/2007 5:52:08 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: BibChr
Newt is like a candy bar that will give you a great boost of energy, but you know isn't healthy. Sure, you'd eat an apple or an orange if you could just find the perfect one, but you can't, and that candy bar is looking pretty good. One of my many character flaws is that I've very little self control, so come November 2008, I just may vote for the candy bar.
60 posted on 03/09/2007 5:58:01 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: BibChr
I humbly apologize for causing you to violate policy.

Condescending jerk.

61 posted on 03/09/2007 6:03:26 AM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: The_Republican

noooo...more like he'll have to go to R-E-H-A-B.....


62 posted on 03/09/2007 6:04:16 AM PST by auto power
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To: OKIEDOC

This is old news, regurgitated by muck diving sewer rats laying like cockroaches under the liberal Maim Stream Medias bed and the fact that he voluteered to talk about it with James Hobson!

There fixed!!!!!


63 posted on 03/09/2007 6:07:41 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: ItsForTheChildren

It's always thoughtful when someone (like you) proves my point.


64 posted on 03/09/2007 6:09:58 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged he was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair,

Newt Gingrich is already wildly disliked by the left and center of this country.

Read the above quote again. Now imagine that line used like a sledgehammer, 24/7 with Gingrich and Hillary heading towards Nov 08. Despite all of the word parsing and nuance tending that is already cropping up on this thread, the average voter would see Newt not only as unlikeable, but a complete hypocrite.

You can't ride in to town on a socially conservative high horse with this kind of history. Not without adopting a Clintonesque defense that the voters would find, ironic, to say the least.

65 posted on 03/09/2007 6:11:33 AM PST by Steel Wolf (If every Republican is a RINO, then no Republican is a RINO.)
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To: ItsForTheChildren

If God has forgiven him maybe you could also consider it.



I forgive him, but I won't vote for him for President.


66 posted on 03/09/2007 6:12:29 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: ItsForTheChildren
"At least Newt has owned up to his failings and even done it publicly, with no equivocation."

I wasn't aware that Newt was the one that "brought it to the public's attention".

Doesn't look like he had any other choice than "own up".

67 posted on 03/09/2007 6:12:47 AM PST by nctexan (Top 10 Presidential Reqs. for 2008 - see my homepage)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

WEll well well...you mean he's not perfect? WHere are the Guiliani haters? I'd like to hear them in here.


68 posted on 03/09/2007 6:13:11 AM PST by Fawn (http://www.hartzvictims.org/)
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To: napscoordinator
This is old news, regurgitated by muck diving sewer rats laying like cockroaches under the liberal Maim Stream Medias bed and the fact that he voluteered to talk about it with James Hobson!

So, that would make Newt himself a muck diving sewer rat for bringing it up this garbage voluntarily!

How dare he!?

69 posted on 03/09/2007 6:15:02 AM PST by Steel Wolf (If every Republican is a RINO, then no Republican is a RINO.)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

70 posted on 03/09/2007 6:17:14 AM PST by Liberty Valance (theconservativecandidate@still2early.com)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

The author of this hit piece is trying to draw equivalence between the two adulterers.

Bill Clinton was not hounded while in office because he was merely an adulterer. In an age of political correctness and even having sex with a willing secretary has been frowned upon for decades, it seems odd that the Left would say that it is "no big deal" (only because as NOW admitted, he had the "right", politically correct, position on abortion so he got a pass, "the first grope is free").

If the affairs of Newt and Rudy are going to be top issues (and not just issues designed to turn off the conservative base), then the press must also be willing to hold Mrs. Clinton's feet to the fire and expose her open marriage.

Hillary said in the 1992 election that she wasn't just some little woman standing by her man, implying that she would not tolerate him "cheating" on her. It isn't cheating if it is already an open marriage.

She expected us to believe that she really was in the dark about Bill's affair with Monica until shortly before he went on tv to confirm the event to the American audience.

She said that President Bush lied to her on Saddam's weapons program too.

She seems gulible, always falling for a false bill of goods. Or maybe she isn't so dumb after all and is just telling the public what they want to hear.

At any rate, is this the issue that the 2008 election should come down to? Adultery? If it is, then all of the candidates in all of the parties should be made to take a stand on the issue of extramarital affairs, not just in the workplace.


71 posted on 03/09/2007 6:19:10 AM PST by weegee (Carbon credits are nothing but the Global Warming movement's way of selling indugences.)
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To: longtermmemmory
Gingrich married Marianne months after the divorce.

I've known married couples that have cheated on their spouses, and then married their lovers. It is uniformly a bad idea. While I have no respect for the sham marriage that the Clintons maintain, which is clearly free of love or forgiveness, I can't say that Newt is really any more honorable or smart in his business.

I mean, it's nice that he's coming clean 10 years later, and with a Presidential election that he may run in looming. It just feels a little contrived. If he were an "I don't care what you do in your off time so long as you do good work" kind of guy, this would have no traction. As it is, he happens to be Newt Gingrich. I don't think that the public is going to overlook that.

72 posted on 03/09/2007 6:21:15 AM PST by Steel Wolf (If every Republican is a RINO, then no Republican is a RINO.)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
"The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge,"... Gingrich, who frequently campaigned on family values issues...

The lying under oath was Clinton's crime. So Gingrich is correct three.

When did Gingrich "frequently campaign" on family values issues? He had a Contract with America. So?

The AP is trying to spin this into a hit piece on Newt. He's the new punching bag dujour.

CONSERVATIVES, FIGHT BACK, DAMMIT!

73 posted on 03/09/2007 6:21:56 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

The problem here for Newt is that conservatives are supposed to believe in moral standards. Newt was head guy in the conservative revolution and he couldn't even control himself while in position of leadership as Speaker with all the media spotlight while Clintoon was being impeached in what the public thought and continues to think is a 'sex scandal'. So though Newt is trying to 'neutralize' it, this does not bode well for him being presented to the public as a possible GOP nominee. The public knows him and has never liked him. He is a victim of his own stupidity due to his actions. And this wasn't his first failed marriage on the part of adultery. Conservatives DO NOT get away with this so this argument that Clintoon did it, why can't Newt be forgiven does not hold up. And will not as it is seen for hypocrisy and agaiinst what conservatives are supposedly for.


74 posted on 03/09/2007 6:27:49 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. IN 2008)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I give the guy credit for allowing an interview where tough questions are asked that bring up past discretions that make you look bad. Human beings make mistakes and if they can admit to them and make amends with the Lord they can go on with their lives.

Does anyone think the fat ankled broom rider would ever allow an interview like this? Fat chance! She admits to nothing. She has never done anything wrong.

75 posted on 03/09/2007 6:36:20 AM PST by One_American
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To: BibChr

Likewise.


76 posted on 03/09/2007 6:38:57 AM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: weegee

Actually, I think a complicated marital history on both sides of the ticket would negate the entire thing as a campaign issue. No one would be in a position to make a "first strike".


77 posted on 03/09/2007 6:39:43 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: ichabod1

Rudy isn't putting himself forward as socially conservative. It's obvious that he is far from it so it doesn't come off as the hypocrisy that comes from Newt. The American people have and never will like Newt. He blew his chance by this foolishness.


78 posted on 03/09/2007 6:44:42 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. IN 2008)
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To: linda_22003

You're forgetting that conservatives embrace moral standards. That DOES NOT negate anything. And it is hypocrisy. I mean, Newt couldn't control himself as Speaker and knowing the media scrutiny and how unpopular he already was?!


79 posted on 03/09/2007 6:47:22 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. IN 2008)
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To: One_American

Looks more and more like politics on Newt's part. He had two marriages end due to adultery on his part. And the one spoken about here happen during his tenure as Republican pushing the conservative agenda. This is Newt's doing and he couldn't control himself then and is only pandering now.


80 posted on 03/09/2007 6:49:39 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. IN 2008)
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To: nctexan
Sure he had to give an answer to the question. He could have said...

No comment.
It was just sex. No big deal.
You've blown this all out of proportion.
This is nothing but a witch hunt. A vast left-wing conspiracy.
Etc. etc. ad nauseam.

But he didn't.

He's not perfect. None of us are.

Some of us may think they are, but they're not.

81 posted on 03/09/2007 6:52:57 AM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: bushfamfan

You summed it up perfectly.


82 posted on 03/09/2007 6:53:40 AM PST by soccermom
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Was Gingrich's affair with a subordinate employee?

During the 1990s, I consulted on a bunch of federal contracts. During the first week, all contractors had to watch a video, introduced by Bill Clinton, that laid down the policies and regulations that applied to working on a federal contract.

One of them was that a senior employee or contractor having an affair with a subordinate automatically constituted "sexual harassment."

This regulation was instituted by the Clinton administration as a result of the Clarence Thomas hearings (lynching).
83 posted on 03/09/2007 6:56:10 AM PST by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: longtermmemmory
"Speaker Gingrich did pay the price for his actions, he paid in his divorce, he paid with his resignation."

WHAT?

I think you got that WRONG. His ex wife paid. He got to enjoy the fruits of his affair, instead of doing the hard work of reconciling with his wife and putting the affair behind him.

I know of more than a couple of marriages where one partner has cheated, and gone on to repent and restore his marriage.

84 posted on 03/09/2007 6:58:07 AM PST by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged he was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair .......

The charges in the Clinton impeachment were NOT about having an affair.

The charges in the Clinton impeachment were PERJURY and OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.

Scooter Libby did not get convicted this week for revealing Valerie Plame's CIA connection. Libby was convicted for lying under oath and obstructing justice ......... The exact same things that Clinton did at the deposition in the Paula Jones lawsuit.

If Newt Gingrich had sexually harassed another woman, had been sued by that other woman and had lied during deposition, under oath, about his affair, then the situations between Gingrich and Clinton would have been analogous.

The author of this article knows all this but the agenda of the liberal news media is to indoctrinate the reader with a political agenda and not to educate him with historical facts.

85 posted on 03/09/2007 7:12:16 AM PST by Polybius
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To: bushfamfan

You know...all of the judgemental attitudes are hypocritical.

Let's look at Bible heroes and I do mean that they were heroes, though flawed human beings.

David: Adulterer and Murderer

Peter: Lied three times, after pledging his undying devotion the previous day.

Moses: Murderer

I could go on...but these men were not just Biblical heroes, they were LEADERS, annointed by God.

If you think that because Newt had a moral failing that he is unfit to lead...you better take another look at the Bible.


86 posted on 03/09/2007 7:27:50 AM PST by KsSunflower
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To: Luis Gonzalez

The search function on FR is a joke. Something might come up or it might not.


87 posted on 03/09/2007 7:45:51 AM PST by wildbill
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Yeah, he led the "charge against Clinton" for committing perjury, not cheating on Hillary.


88 posted on 03/09/2007 7:48:42 AM PST by Texas Federalist (Gingrich '08)
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To: KsSunflower
























































This thread seems to have a great many 'stonethrowers'! I give Newt great credit for honesty about his quest for love and his sin of failure to be truthful to his two wives, which he appears to be openly repentant about. Of course I believe he has great leadership to offer us if we are wise enough to seek it. His Border Control position posted 3/7 is brilliantly argued, for example.









89 posted on 03/09/2007 7:50:01 AM PST by righteousindignation
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To: Recovering_Democrat
-CONSERVATIVES, FIGHT BACK, DAMMIT!

I rather enjoy the Guiliani supporters hypocracy in this thread. Sure, let's elect a pro-partial-birth abortion, pro-gun control, pro gay marriage New York liberal who cheated on his wife about 10 years ago rather than a true-blue proven conservative who has led one of the two great conservative movements since FDR who cheated on his wife about 10 years ago.

90 posted on 03/09/2007 7:55:14 AM PST by Texas Federalist (Gingrich '08)
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To: longtermmemmory

"look at the NYC source of the article.

We have NYC news distributors circling waggons to defend their NYC liberal candiates.

AP/Yahoo

all routed through NYC"

Spin it all you want, but the plain fact is that Newt wanted this out now so he "confessed" to Dobson. He knew it would be picked up by AP and others and he wanted it to be. This is NOT an MSM plot.


91 posted on 03/09/2007 7:56:11 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Ahhh........was NEWT sued for Sexual Harassment and during depositions LIE under oath to a Federal Judge about previous prior bad acts in order to OBSTRUCT JUSTICE?

Did Newt lie to a Federal Grand Jury?

Did NEWT look the American people in the eye and LIE?

And finally was NEWT accused of RAPE?

It was NOT JUST a LIE ABOUT SEX!!!

92 posted on 03/09/2007 7:58:21 AM PST by PISANO
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To: bushfamfan

Oh, so you subscribe to the theory that since everybody knows that the left is all trash without morals, they can do whatever they like, but if a Republican does it he's a hypocrite. Hypocracy, by the way, is the only sin the left recognizes.

My main point was that I will NEVER vote for Rudy because he's a liberal and quite possibly a tyrant in the making. Newt may have no chance, but I'd be a heck of a lot more inclined to support him than Dolph.


93 posted on 03/09/2007 8:38:10 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: new cruelty

Newt is NOT a candy bar. He's meat and potatoes, and maybe vegetables that don't taste so good but you know make you healthy. He would do the right things, and he has the brains and experience to make them happen, i.e. connect with the murrickin pipple and congresscritters.


94 posted on 03/09/2007 8:43:24 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: napscoordinator

Look, if Newt isn't available I may not vote at all. I'm not at all sure I can support any of the horses currently in the field.


95 posted on 03/09/2007 8:44:43 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Gingrich argued in the interview, however, that he should not be viewed as a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton's infidelity.

LOL!
96 posted on 03/09/2007 8:47:49 AM PST by Stone Mountain
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To: KsSunflower
You know...all of the judgemental attitudes are hypocritical. Let's look at Bible heroes and I do mean that they were heroes, though flawed human beings. David: Adulterer and Murderer Peter: Lied three times, after pledging his undying devotion the previous day. Moses: Murderer I could go on...but these men were not just Biblical heroes, they were LEADERS, annointed by God. If you think that because Newt had a moral failing that he is unfit to lead...you better take another look at the Bible.

Were you saying the same thing during the Clinton impeachment?
97 posted on 03/09/2007 8:53:41 AM PST by Stone Mountain
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To: onedoug

ping


98 posted on 03/09/2007 9:09:10 AM PST by windcliff
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To: ichabod1

He is too a candy bar. So there.

Sheesh.


99 posted on 03/09/2007 9:23:54 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: LowCountryJoe

"Now I don't know all of what Newt said to Dobson but this is one of those rare instances where the MSM is actually using the word "perjury" to describe what Clinton was really on trial for. Too many people in this country believe that Clinton's impeachment hearing arose because of his affair alone -- as if having an affair was a crime. The MSM has never tried to correct this misperception...hell, I think they were actively trying to create the misperception before and during the hearing."

Here is the actual wording of the two articles of impeachment, decide for yourself what Clinton was impeached for:
Article I
In his conduct while President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has willfully corrupted and manipulated the judicial process of the United States for his personal gain and exoneration, impeding the administra tion of justice, in that:

On August 17, 1998, William Jefferson Clinton swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth before a Federal grand jury of the United States. Contrary to that oath, William Jefferson Clinton willfully provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony to the grand jury concerning one or more of the following:

(1) the nature and details of his relationship with a subordinate Government employee;

(2) prior perjurious, false and misleading testimony he gave in a Federal civil rights action brought against him;

(3) prior false and misleading statements he allowed his attorney to make to a Federal judge in that civil rights action; and

(4) his corrupt efforts to influence the testimony of witnesses and to impede the discovery of evidence in that civil rights action.

In doing this, William Jefferson Clinton has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, William Jefferson Clinton, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.

Article III
In his conduct while President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, and has to that end engaged personally, and through his subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or scheme designed to delay, impede, cover up, and conceal the existence of evidence and testimony related to a Federal civil rights action brought against him in a duly instituted judicial proceeding.

The means used to implement this course of conduct or scheme included one or more of the following acts:

(1) On or about December 17, 1997, William Jefferson Clinton corruptly encouraged a witness in a Federal civil rights action brought against him to execute a sworn affidavit in that proceeding that he knew to be perjurious, false and misleading.

(2) On or about December 17, 1997, William Jefferson Clinton corruptly encouraged a witness in a Federal civil rights action brought against him to give perjurious, false and misleading testimony if and when called to testify personally in that proceeding.

(3) On or about December 28, 1997, William Jefferson Clinton corruptly engaged in, encouraged, or supported a scheme to conceal evidence that had been subpoenaed in a Federal civil rights action brought against him.

(4) Beginning on or about December 7, 1997, and continuing through and including January 14, 1998, William Jefferson Clinton intensified and succeeded in an effort to secure job assistance to a witness in a Federal civil rights action brought against him in order to corruptly prevent the truthful testimony of that witness in that proceeding at a time when the truthful testimony of that witness would have been harmful to him.

(5) On January 17, 1998, at his deposition in a Federal civil rights action brought against him, William Jefferson Clinton corruptly allowed his attorney to make false and misleading statements to a Federal judge characterizing an affidavit, in order to prevent questioning deemed relevant by the judge. Such false and misleading statements were subsequently acknowledged by his attorney in a communication to that judge.

(6) On or about January 18 and January 20-21, 1998, William Jefferson Clinton related a false and misleading account of events relevant to a Federal civil rights action brought against him to a potential witness in that proceeding, in order to corruptly influence the testimony of that witness.

(7) On or about January 21, 23 and 26, 1998, William Jefferson Clinton made false and misleading statements to potential witnesses in a Federal grand jury proceeding in order to corruptly influence the testimony of those witnesses. The false and misleading statements made by William Jefferson Clinton were repeated by the witnesses to the grand jury, causing the grand jury to receive false and misleading information.

In all of this, William Jefferson Clinton has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, William Jefferson Clinton, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.

Articles II and IV were rejected by the House of Representatives, only I and III went forward to the Senate.


100 posted on 03/09/2007 9:49:47 AM PST by jamese777
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