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The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich (1995: Marianne Promised To "Undermine Everything" For Newt)
PBS.org ^ | September, 1995 | Gail Sheehy

Posted on 01/18/2012 5:23:38 PM PST by TitansAFC

........But his greatest presidential stumbling block may be right under his nose. At home, Newt's second wife, Marianne Ginther Gingrich, tells me she doesn't see herself in the First Lady's job. "Watching Hillary has just been a horrible experience," commiserates Marianne. "Hillary sticking her neck out is not working."

What happens if Newt runs?, I ask.

"He can't do it without me," she replies. "I told him if I'm not in agreement, fine, it's easy" --she giggles at her naughtiness. "I just go on the air the next day, and I undermine everything...I don't want him to be president and I don't think he should be."

Why not?

"Right now, the presidency is not a single person. It's not so much what he'd be doing. It's what I'd be doing.".........

(Excerpt) Read more at pbs.org ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackmail; chevy; confession; cougar; firstlady; gingrich; jaguar; mariannegingrich; naughtymarianne; newt; newtgingrich; notfirstlady; romney; undermine; voteobamabeforemitt
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To: TitansAFC

Was the following posted by Marianne Gingrich? [From a search. I don’t like the Daily Kos, of all things.]

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/30/1050139/-Marianne-Gingrichs-take


51 posted on 01/18/2012 6:13:32 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Well, yes. And isn’t that truly sad?


52 posted on 01/18/2012 6:14:16 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: lquist1
The rumor was, of course, that when Peter Jennings became anchor at ABC he demanded that all the staff people he came into contact perform sex acts like animals in front of him.

Another rumor is that it didn't get any better after he died.

The third rumor was that no one at ABC thought such behavior or demands were at all strange and never complained about it.

So these are the people who've done some sort of interview with one of his ex-wives about Newt Gingrich?

There they are face to face with raw, uninhibited, real human heterosexual inclination.................

No doubt they didn't understand how to handle it. Bet she didn't either.

53 posted on 01/18/2012 6:14:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: TitansAFC

This is all about the media and the GOP establishment ensuring that Romney gets the nomination. They want Romney to be the nominee so badly..what they are TOO stupid to realize is that Democrats want Romney to be the nominee too, because they know that Romney would lose to Obama. For God’s sake Dems voted for Romney in the NH primary!! This smells to high heaven of Romneys people doing this. They did the same thing to Sarah Palin, they are doing the same crap to Gingrich. Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, I can pretty much guarantee those two have something to do with this. This woman has been paid off for sure. She is an ex-wife, no one gets divorced on good terms, otherwise they wouldn’t be getting divorced. She will spew the usual ex wife crap and the only ones that will give a damn will be the ones that sit and watch the Kardashians all day


54 posted on 01/18/2012 6:14:42 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: American Constitutionalist; Jim Robinson

You addressed Jim Robinson in Post 50 but neglected to ping him. Oversight or cowardice?


55 posted on 01/18/2012 6:15:44 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

A perpetrator of what granny?


56 posted on 01/18/2012 6:16:50 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: American Constitutionalist
The hypocrisy is rich and thick around here...

Since Newt has asked the Lord for forgiveness, there is no hypocrisy in us forgiving him as well.

57 posted on 01/18/2012 6:17:07 PM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: Red Steel

The way he treats his wives and his wedding vows. It is ridiculous to believe he is a victim of his wives. He was the cheater.


58 posted on 01/18/2012 6:19:17 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: familyop

I can only suppose the Emperor Justinian married his mistress Theodora (who may well have been a prostitute earlier in her life) and the gossips tongues clucked!


59 posted on 01/18/2012 6:19:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: NoPrisoners

Should not any other person who has been caught or confessed to infidelity be forgiven then ?


60 posted on 01/18/2012 6:20:07 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: DJ MacWoW
" You addressed Jim Robinson in Post 50 but neglected to ping him. Oversight or cowardice? "

" Oversight or cowardice? "

Neither... so what's your point ?

So sorry if I have not learned how to ping people, so what ?
61 posted on 01/18/2012 6:22:16 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Allon; onyx

I see by your posting history that you’re a Slick Willard fan.


62 posted on 01/18/2012 6:23:29 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: TitansAFC

Couple facts: Marianne Gingrich was married before she met Newt, and she was seeing Newt before his divorce.


63 posted on 01/18/2012 6:24:12 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Really? And this women is beyond reproach and her word is all truthful? What we have is a silly clown on record stating that she will take out Gingrich if she, this Hillaryite, disagrees with him if he tried to become president. Just maybe she's not all peaches and cream and everything nice.
64 posted on 01/18/2012 6:25:07 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: American Constitutionalist

Bill Clinton was screwing everyone but his show-wife before the campaign, during the campaign, after the campaign and after his presidency. He was also credibly accused of a violent rape, sexual harassment, intimidation of witnesses and lying under oath to a Grand Jury.

Newt’s had two affairs, and they come up pretty much every time his name is mentioned. He’s admitted to them, found renewed faith in the Catholic Church and has been married for eight years.

Nobody’s denying that Newt’s a deeply flawed individual with a lot of baggage. These are desperate times and he’s the best fighter we’ve got.


65 posted on 01/18/2012 6:25:34 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Hardly. Do you honestly think that the MSM that goes after Bain from the 90’s won’t do after Newt from the 90’s?

WAKE UP!!


66 posted on 01/18/2012 6:25:50 PM PST by Allon (Since 1980, no Republican has won his party's nomination without winning in South Carolina.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
Newt needs to buy a few minutes air time, and say, "See?"

"I rest my case."

67 posted on 01/18/2012 6:28:16 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Obama’s old flame is discreet.
68 posted on 01/18/2012 6:28:45 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: American Constitutionalist
So sorry if I have not learned how to ping people, so what ?

Not buying it when you clearly know what a "ping" is.

69 posted on 01/18/2012 6:29:21 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
The way he treats his wives and his wedding vows. It is ridiculous to believe he is a victim of his wives. He was the cheater.


Oh BTW, you should read post 63. I re-posted it for your convenience:

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To: TitansAFC

Couple facts: Marianne Gingrich was married before she met Newt, and she was seeing Newt before his divorce.

63 posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:24:12 PM by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)

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70 posted on 01/18/2012 6:29:55 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Allon
We can read your posting history.

And his 2nd wife promised to end his presidential aspirations in 1995. THAT is the point. Polls show him doing well in SC and VOILA! she talks to ABC. What a SURPRISE!

71 posted on 01/18/2012 6:32:44 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Good question, mr. constitutional whatever. Ask youself, how come the double standard. You know, the one where all things republican get front page, and all things democrat get no mention, or get a move on dot org to help you move along, because there is nothing to see here?


72 posted on 01/18/2012 6:33:30 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: TitansAFC

1995 is a long time ago.

You’d think that man or woman would get past that in public, even if not personally.

She has let the guy live rent free up there all this time, waiting for payback and sharpening her long knives. She looks to play the part of shrew now?

What a harpy. He’s better off without her.


73 posted on 01/18/2012 6:33:39 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: TitansAFC
Amen, Brother FReeper.

Fear makes people do stupid things. It always has, and it always will. That is a fact of life.

Another fact of life is that the courageous are the most likely to be victorious, and that to be courageous, you have overcome your fear. Fearful people are the ones who would vote for Romney over Obama even though Romney betrays every conservative principle they stand for. Fearful people lose -- that's why if Romney won, it would have all the rewards of a coward's victory.

Courageous people are victorious people. Courage requires putting fear aside and standing up to look the problem in the face. Courage doesn't always ensure victory, but expectations of victory without courage are plain wishful thinking. It is the same kind of wishful thinking that refuses to face the fact that Romney would absolutely disarm conservative Republicans and empower liberals in both Democrat and Republican parties. If Romney got the White House, that would be a consequence just as sure as you're born.

Pure fear of Obama is making good Republicans stick their fingers in their ears, squeeze their eyes shut, and chant "na na na na na na" because they lack the courage to accept the certainty that Romney would empower liberalism in the halls of government more, and more insidiously, than Obama would. GUARANTEED.

Under Romney, conservatives would be weakened and helpless to fight against "their own administration," whereas under Obama, conservatives could rally and fight back.

I'm fearful of both Obama and Romney. I put the fear aside, muster courage, and try to determine the best move. Fear tells me, "go the easy route and if you have to, vote for Romney." Courage tells me to reject Romney under any circumstances for the greater chance of winning back America.

Where courage tells you go to, lies the best path to victory.

74 posted on 01/18/2012 6:35:37 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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75 posted on 01/18/2012 6:36:20 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: notaliberal

Gary Hart, John Edwards ...


76 posted on 01/18/2012 6:36:25 PM PST by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: TitansAFC

“If I can’t have him, I’ll see to it that he can’t have what he wants: the presidency or any happiness!”

Miserable-Marrianne-Bitch


77 posted on 01/18/2012 6:37:47 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

It’s not a surprise, because the media is doing it.

And you have no clue in trying to define my politics by my posting history. You are being too single minded.

Again, wake up.


78 posted on 01/18/2012 6:38:34 PM PST by Allon (Since 1980, no Republican has won his party's nomination without winning in South Carolina.)
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To: lquist1
The timing of this, combined with Romney and his Super-Pac’s scorched earth negative ads in Gingrich in SC look pretty suspicious. Mitt has proven already with his ultra-negative ads in Iowa that he’ll stoop to any level to win this nomination.

It might be interesting to see if her bank account has had an 'infusion' -

One thing for sure, Santorum will likely not have one word to say about it against Newt. He must be holding his breath hoping the U.S. news continues to be quiet on his wife's past.

Just how DOES the news decide on which stories 'must' come out and which to spike? - never mind...

79 posted on 01/18/2012 6:39:42 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: PA-RIVER

“Obama’s old flame is discreet.”

Dead men tell no tales?


80 posted on 01/18/2012 6:40:48 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I hope that Gingrich can stop Romney in South Carolina before this has any impact. Hopefully, Rick Santorum will start getting some major donations soon.

Yeah, let's get people to switch candidates again. How many times is it this campaign cycle?

Like a herd of spooked timid sheep.

Palin to Perry to Bachmann to Cain to Gingrich.

Where are we going next? Santorum?

Somehow it will be different if we switch one more time, right?

Unbelievable.

Really.

81 posted on 01/18/2012 6:41:14 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Red Steel

Of course, but Newt is not innocent. The voters will decide how they feel about this but it is a good thing to have this come out now.


82 posted on 01/18/2012 6:42:59 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: American Constitutionalist
Suppose any other GOP presidential candidate were found to have had a affair ? how would the Newt supporters threat that person ? would they be condemned ? or given a free pass that Newt is getting ?

A lot of the Newt supporters are former Cain supporters. Does that answer your question?

83 posted on 01/18/2012 6:44:48 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Dobson must think Jimmy Carter was a fine president.


84 posted on 01/18/2012 6:46:10 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: lquist1

I’m a little shy of 50/50 if it’s Mitt. I’ll likely vote for a third party or maybe write in someone, or maybe even “protest vote” for Paul, who I consider a nutjob.


85 posted on 01/18/2012 6:47:41 PM PST by matthew fuller (We are getting McCained!)
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To: Allon; onyx
And you have no clue in trying to define my politics by my posting history.

You are your words on FR. Posting history tells everything.

Allon
Since Jan 8, 2012

I have a lot more experience here than you. Unless you're a retread.

86 posted on 01/18/2012 6:48:50 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: TitansAFC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woKwxxoJ024&feature=related

Let's see - if I'm counting right, we may well find ourselves with our three top conservative contenders down and basically one top contender remaining.

At some point, we may have to get serious about the possibility of a general election between "The One Who we have been waiting for" and Romney. If so, are we going to vote against Obama or not vote (= a vote for Obama). Another four years of Obama is worst case scenario IMO.

A word about the GOP:

I wonder how long the GOP has been a soft Liberal party. I believe Reagan stole the party back from the Liberals ("moderates") in 1980. Eisenhower allowed taxes and government to grow crazily in the 50's. How far back do you have to go? I think sometime in the late 1800's/early 1900's, America found itself without a political party that would put America and its Christian, traditional values first. I think ever since then the GOP has put its own interests and political perpetuation ahead of what's best for America.

The country has withstood an amazingly long period of time without sustained organizational and institutional support. May God Himself continue to bless and uphold America against her enemies, within and without, until He returns for His own.

87 posted on 01/18/2012 6:49:28 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: DJ MacWoW

I could care less how long you are here.

Nice try though. You are as divisive and rude as anyone I’ve met on the internet in a long time.


88 posted on 01/18/2012 6:50:16 PM PST by Allon (Since 1980, no Republican has won his party's nomination without winning in South Carolina.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Should not any other person who has been caught or confessed to infidelity be forgiven then ?

If they are sincere (and this is the tricky part which requires our individual judgment), then yes of course they should be forgiven.

89 posted on 01/18/2012 6:51:18 PM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
The voters will decide how they feel about this but it is a good thing to have this come out now.

It still won't help Romney. A story with no legs that will fail.

Gingrich responds:

FR Thread - Newt World Responds to ABC Buzz

90 posted on 01/18/2012 6:52:35 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: American Constitutionalist

Why? Because Newt asked forgiveness, quit drinking, and gave his life to Christ after he was a bad husband. (married to a bad wife)

If we cannot forgive Newt, how do we forgive Santorums wife, for dating most of 20s the doctor who delivered her as a baby,, a man 40 years older who was an abortionist? Did Saint Ricky S forgive that?

Or is forgiveness only granted ABOVE the Mason-Dixon line?


91 posted on 01/18/2012 6:53:00 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: American Constitutionalist

But, if I might add, the “proof is in the pudding” - in other words, is the person apparently living a reformed life in agreement with his/her asking for forgiveness?


92 posted on 01/18/2012 6:53:21 PM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: Allon; DJ MacWoW

Your posting history is very brief and like DJ said, “we can read.”


93 posted on 01/18/2012 6:53:28 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Allon; DJ MacWoW

Your posting history is very brief and like DJ said, “we can read.”


94 posted on 01/18/2012 6:53:48 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Read a little deeper.


95 posted on 01/18/2012 6:54:59 PM PST by Allon (Since 1980, no Republican has won his party's nomination without winning in South Carolina.)
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To: Allon; onyx
It was YOUR nasty post that got my attention.

And I was fascinated reading your short posting history about Mormons and Huntsman and Romney's cabinet choices. Your rude post made sense then.

96 posted on 01/18/2012 6:55:08 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
...but it is a good thing to have this come out now.

What's coming out "now"?

This post and the first interview were in 1995.

97 posted on 01/18/2012 6:56:30 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: DJ MacWoW

And why is it that Newt supporters tend to be the most nasty?

Santorum is the only one who can stop Mitt. Newt doesn’t have a prayer, mostly because he can’t control his temper... much like some here.


98 posted on 01/18/2012 6:57:47 PM PST by Allon (Since 1980, no Republican has won his party's nomination without winning in South Carolina.)
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To: Red Steel
You very well may be correct. I didn't read all of it carefully but it may, or may not hurt him at all. Actually, everyone already knew he cheated on two wives so the only thing new here are details.

The voters will decide.

99 posted on 01/18/2012 6:59:12 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: fightinJAG

It is being broadcasted a few days before the election. That is dirty and spin it anyway you want..it has nothing to do with the urgent issues facing this nation and Newts ability to turn this country around.
So? it was discussed on FR. FR has more in depth exchanges than the MSM and freepers do more homework on every issue than the MSM.
It is clear that you detest Newt...but most of us KNOW a dirty trick when we see it...and this ranks way UP there! I do hope the moderators at tomorrows debate in SC ask Newt about this...he will straighten everyone out and maybe (to your disdain) get a standing O! GOOOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!


100 posted on 01/18/2012 7:01:07 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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