Skip to comments.Former Gingrich Wife Says He Asked for ‘Open Marriage’
Posted on 01/19/2012 7:51:31 AM PST by maggief
Paraphrasing Marianne Gingrichs account, Mr. Ross said, He came to her and said I want to stay married to you and still have an affair with Callista. Marianne said Mr. Gingrich asked her share him, Mr. Ross said. That was unacceptable to her and the marriage ended.
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You said it best.
But he’s OUR scumbag.
Newt has changed dramatically. Here are some FR links about his conversion.
Newt Gingrich: What Kind of Catholic Is He? [Born Lutheran, Turned Baptist, Now Catholic]
Newt Gingrich: Americas Next Catholic President?
Clemson Palmetto Poll finds Gingrich (38%) momentum growing, most S.C. GOP voters still uncommitted
Gingrich Threatens GOP's Chance to Nab Independents
The Evangelical Case for Newt Gingrich
Gingrich Represents New Political Era for Catholics
Gingrich Represents New Political Era for Catholics [ecumenical}
Newt Gingrich on Catholicism and JPII
Why Newt Gingrich Converted to Catholicism
Exclusive: Newt Gingrich Opens Up on Catholic Conversion and Embracing 'Overt Christianity'
Newt Gingrich on his conversion to Catholicism
Gingrich Keeps Quiet on Catholic Conversion (received into Church over the past weekend)
Exclusive: Newt Gingrich conversion details; plans release of JP2 documentary
Gingrich to Become Catholic During Easter Season
The Newt Evangelization: Gingrich to become Catholic
That is an awesome post, Maggief.
She said that it wasn't a compliment to her. Well, what is it years later when it's over and done with and the hens have come home to roost.
I don't want to imply anything other than it's a bit hypocritical to be complaining about something happening to you that you did to someone else.
Marianne is hardly the person to be carrying this forward. I'm assuming she's being paid.
We’ll see it if she did - she’ll be getting a facelift.
I agree with you. As important as the state is, the entire electorate is not comprised of South Carolina-minded voters. How will Gingrich play in Florida? Would Santorum have a better shot at PA and OH? How will Newt look against the Chicago thug commercials showing the perfect obama family against the serial adulterer? There really needs to be some kind of strategy going forward besides throwing out red meat at a debate. Perception is important.
We’re making a huge mistake if we conservatives give this man our standard to carry into the election. Huge mistake. I’m not a big Santorum fan but he’s light years preferable to Newt in my opinion.
Maybe it will appeal to the Ron Paul voters?
America, the beautiful is his mistress! HE LOVES HER!
True. And that is the reason he cheated on his wives.
Love of Country.
Marriage is between ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN, and I don’t think a REAL conservative can compromise on that!
Now that just about sums it up. Well said!
Well, I'm not sure I would necessarily count Newt as a degenerate based on the word of an ex-wife (Hell hath no fury ...)
But I really, REALLY, wish we could find a candidate who would be eligible for a Top Secret security clearance. The President, naturally, has access to many (but probably, thank god, not all) of this nation's most closely guarded secrets. Information which, if divulged, could drastically harm our national security. And naturally, the President is granted a clearance on the basis of his election, without the need to undergo a security investigation. It would be nice to have someone of sufficient character that they could receive a clerance based on their past. Clinton and Obama certainly could not have received clearances other than by election - and I think we have paid the price with China (under Clinton) and the Muslim World (under Obama.) And frankly, I doubt with his history that Newt could receive one.
I've said to my wife that the eventual Republican nominee has not yet entered the race, and I believe that more than ever. It will be a brokered convention.
She sounds proud, defiant, maybe a little wistful. You might be inclined to think of what she says as the lament of an abandoned wife, but that would be a mistake. There is shockingly little bitterness in her, and she often speaks with great kindness of her former husband. She still believes in his politics. She supports the Tea Parties. She still uses the name Marianne Gingrich instead of going back to Ginther, her maiden name.
But there was something strange and needy about him. “He was impressed easily by position, status, money,” she says. “He grew up poor and always wanted to be somebody, to make a difference, to prove himself, you know. He has to be historic to justify his life.”
She says she should have seen the red flags. “He asked me to marry him way too early. And he wasn’t divorced yet. I should have known there was a problem.”
Within weeks or months?
She looks skeptical. “It’s not so much a compliment to me. It tells you a little bit about him.”
And he did the same thing to her eighteen years later, with Callista Bisek, the young congressional aide who became his third wife. “I know. I asked him. He’d already asked her to marry him before he asked me for a divorce. Before he even asked.”
He told you that?
“Yeah, he wanted to “
But she stops. “Hey, turn off the tape recorder for a second. This is going to go places ...”
(August 10, 2010)
Methinks the “lady” doest protest too much.
Swine shouldn’t complain about filth while they are wallowing in it.
She knew what Newt was and jumped into mud hole with him with both feet. And now she’s slinging dirtballs(for $$$ or vengeance)
Now tell me why we shall listen to her????
Objective of our mission is to defeat Obama. We therefore must elect a true conservative with bold leadership to give our country back to the people. There is no viable path for me. I am therefore suspending my campaign and endorsing Newt Gingrich. He is not perfect, but who among us is? The fact is..there is forgiveness for those who seek God. I am making a strategic retreat. I head home with the love of my life by my side. A woman who makes every day good and she has been an incredible patriot throughout this process.
- Rick Perry
Well said. The same "conservatives" here who get on their moral high-horse whenever most politicians get caught with feet of clay will excuse Gingrich. Yet Gingrich is the worst candidate we have running precisely for the reasons you say. Politically, although he's generally conservative, he's all over the place on many issues. There's a real lack of character in this man, as much as I mostly agree with his politics.
Aside from that, I can't see how Gingrich wins the election if he gets the nomination. Not only has he made a lot of enemies in his own party, but moderates and independents will turn away from him in droves. There's a snooty lecturing quality to the way Gingrich speaks that, after awhile, is very grating. Obama is likely to win in a landslide. From my perspective, once again the Right is throwing an election.
Newts got a big problem.
Its a shame that Obamas college boys are keeping silent and that Larry Sinclair has been ignored.
That is an amazing quote you have there. You've got to wonder if she isn't a bit off her rocker.
Of course, this is about ten times worse than Cain, because it’s an ex-wife, among other things.
And there are no mitigation strategies at all for Newt (or anyone speaking on behalf of Newt.)
He can’t ignore it. He can’t dismiss it. He can’t say she’s lying. He can’t say her memory is faulty. He can’t say the DNC is paying her. He can’t say Karl Rove is paying her. He can’t say she’s trying to get a book deal. All of those steps would actually make it worse.
I'm still waiting for Frankencandidate to come along. Pardon the language but this primary pool sucks.
Nope. It was a pillar of their religion until they couldn’t have Utah be a state without believing it any longer.
This is right out of the Axelrod Play Book.
Blair Hull, Jack Ryan, John McCain, Herman Cain, and those are just the ones that immediately come to mind.
Also apologizing for it isn’t going to work, either.
Perry is a good guy! I hope we see more of him in DC and not just in Texas!
Go Newt Go!
You're missing the point. It has nothing to do with propaganda working on an FR poster; it has everything to do with propaganda working for the tens of millions of people that have never even heard of FR.
So then you will have an open marriage with Mitt and the socialists. Enjoy your crumbs.
this is old news...they are just trying to republicize it
they must sure be worried
In my heart of hearts,I agree with you.
you just heard this...we knew this for years...ABC and the rest are just pimping it now
they fear him
cowboy up please
“Fathers with daughters are going to look at this very differently than those without daughters.”
I am a father of two grown daughters and a teen stepdaughter.
I also have an ex-wife.
As a conservative woman married 40 years to a practicing Catholic man, I have to say I am totally turned off by Newt and his womanizing adventures. Don't need propaganda thrown at me to feel that way.
And JFK was a sterling example,eh?????????????????????????????
Right, how many wives do you think would ask for that in writing or just happen to have a recorder going when it was asked?
This woman is set to bleat about how Mr. gingrich is a cad.
You know, the one she was having an affair with, while he was currently married to someone else.
Might be kind of easy for someone to think maybe she was the homewrecker?
Nah, would never cross anyone's mind.
It is all Mr. Gingrich's evil heart's fault. 'Sides, he would make a lousy prez, with his faults and all, says the upstanding media anchors.
She would seem to be a little in the moral compass area too.
She would seem to be a little light in the moral compass area too.
This is a consequence of his infidelity.
Newt is the only guy who can make Obama the family values candidate.
I'm always surprised when women who cheat with married men are surprised when it's done to them.
There’s a bit of a difference between a 1-1 TV interview with the woman in question compared to rumors, don’t you think?
You’re welcome to live in a political fantasy world. Don’t expect to further any of your political goals while you’re there, however.
Interesting, but no surprise that the nyt and other msm will run with these “sexcapade” stories and juicy gossip about Newt (Republicans, et al), but nary a word about Larry Sinclair and his buddy.
Off topic: Sean Connery was the best James Bond, ever. IMHO.
Well we sure heard a lot about those guys, even after they were out of office. It’s not like anything they did was secret.
u two are off base...this is all old news and folks here who keep up know this
I have two daughters...my wife too supports Gingrich
all this blather from a bitter ex wife who was a cheater herself does squat except for folks here who never liked him anyhow
rekindled by a leftist media who ignored Clinton’s rapes and maybe Mitt Romney who himself comes from a long line of polygamists
does it get any stupider?
you really think they won’t attack Santorum either...and his wife’s flawed past and so forth
you don’t like Newt for ideological reasons...I can respect that
you don’t like Newt over what this harridan says for revenge and her own leftist views...then that’s a shame
Can you narrow that URL down just a bit?
And beyond the multiple “ick” factor with women, if it’s one thing the public can’t stand, it’s a moral hypocrite.
From the Washington Post:
“Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in 1999 asked his second wife for an open marriage or a divorce at the same time he was giving speeches around the country on family and religious values, his former wife, Marianne, told The Washington Post on Thursday.
Marianne Gingrich said she first heard from the former speaker about the divorce request as she was waiting in the home of her mother on May 11, 1999, her mothers 84th birthday. Over the phone, as she was having dinner with her mother, Newt Gingrich said, I want a divorce.
Shocked, Marianne Gingrich replied: Is there anybody else? she recalled. He was quiet. Within two seconds, when he didnt immediately answer, I knew.
The next day, Newt Gingrich gave a speech titled The Demise of American Culture to the Republican Women Leaders Forum in Erie, Pa., extolling the virtues of the founding fathers and criticizing liberal politicians for supporting tax increases, saying they hurt families and children.
When a liberal talks about values, will he or she actually like us to teach American history? Newt Gingrich told the womens group. Will they actually like young people to learn that George Washington was an ethical man? A man of standards, a man who earned the right to be father of this country?”
To most of America, this probably won’t look all that shocking. Clinton, Weiner, Tiger, etc etc etc.......
Good thing he didn’t flush a goldfish down the toilet....he’d be FINISHED!!!!!