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Former Gingrich Wife Says He Asked for ‘Open Marriage’
NYTimes ^ | January 19, 2012 | TRIP GABRIEL

Posted on 01/19/2012 7:51:31 AM PST by maggief

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Paraphrasing Marianne Gingrich’s 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adulterer; cad; cheater; larrysinclair; marianne; mariannegingrich; msmbastards; newt; newtgingrich; partisanmediashills; scoundrel
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To: xzins

“I understand Marianna was with Newt before Newt was divorced from his first wife. What does she call that?”

Not sure what she calls it but I call it hypocrisy. Plain and simple. She was “the other woman” and she is upset that there was another “other woman”. The worm turns.


51 posted on 01/19/2012 8:16:25 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Trailerpark Badass

We already know he was never going to get the support of independent women and he certainly can’t afford to lose the support of conservative women. Why does no one care about winning the states after SC?


52 posted on 01/19/2012 8:16:29 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: chuckee

So Romney will get the MS vote. I think there are probably more swingers than women with MS in S. Carolina. Could be close. MS evangelist swingers will probably go to Santorum.


53 posted on 01/19/2012 8:17:27 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: maggief

Well at the very least we know that Newt’s wife WASN’T a “beard” like our current POTUS.


54 posted on 01/19/2012 8:17:48 AM PST by GraceG
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To: KansasGirl
Here's a thought: With millions of Americans who fit the constitutional criteria, can we find a few to run who AREN'T socialists and/or degenerates?

Just a thought :-)

55 posted on 01/19/2012 8:19:16 AM PST by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: Boardwalk

The fickleness of voters just amaze me. I can imagine still be undecided at this point. There is nothing new in this allegation. ABC is slime, and that is what this tells me. This really could hurt Newt for a couple of days. Hmmmm, wonder why it is coming out now. Check is in the mail. Romney has the big bucks.


56 posted on 01/19/2012 8:20:28 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: mmanager
Mud is Mud, and Newts getting covered in it.

For some reason, Ronald Reagan's Ex didn't do this.

Its called respect. The Ex didn't get it, and she ain't giving it.

57 posted on 01/19/2012 8:21:29 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: mmanager

Actually, if true, Newt sounds much like my exhusband, they want their cake and eat it to!

Newt is not going to play well with women in America. For one thing, he is fat, grumpy and old!


58 posted on 01/19/2012 8:21:40 AM PST by JFC
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To: xzins

FWIW:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/the-5-nastiest-things-marianne-gingrich-has-ever-s

3. On her marriage to Newt:

“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.”

“It’s not so much a compliment to me. It tells you a little bit about him.”

4. On his affair with Callista:

“I know. I asked him. He’d already asked her to marry him before he asked me for a divorce. Before he even asked.”


59 posted on 01/19/2012 8:21:40 AM PST by maggief
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To: momtothree

I like that, mom.

The other woman upset that there was another other woman.


60 posted on 01/19/2012 8:21:40 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: david1313

Paging Gloria Allred.


61 posted on 01/19/2012 8:22:34 AM PST by Lilyjuslan
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To: maggief

Yet it wasn’t unacceptable for her to cheat with Newt on the previous wife....


62 posted on 01/19/2012 8:22:40 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: maggief

If this is true, it’s actually a brilliant move. She asked for the divorce...not him. Doesn’t that help with alimony and stuff? But, then again, if this is true, why are his kids on HIS side?


63 posted on 01/19/2012 8:23:25 AM PST by Fawn (NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

I am always amazed when a women cheats with a married man and then thinks he will never cheat on her.

She broke up a marriage, another women broke up her marriage and now she is angry all this time later.

When a man leaves his wife for a mistress she should expect the same thing to her - it’s called poetic justice.


64 posted on 01/19/2012 8:24:35 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: jersey117
Why does no one care about winning the states after SC?

Because if Romney wins SC, he will be coronated, and there will be no need to be concerned about the other 47 states.

This is the proverbial line in the sand, Custer's Last Stand,the Alamo, the Battle of the Bulge.

ABC Spews knows the shelf life of this interview is extremely short, and the reports that it "agonized over the ethics of this decision" are laughable.

65 posted on 01/19/2012 8:24:54 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Da Coyote

“The diff is that Gingrich asked.
Clinton just did it anyway.
Oh, forgot, dim-bulb-crats don’t have moral restrictions.”

Looks like Newt doesn’t either.
Sorry, but the hypocrisy smells to high heaven.

I don’t personally care if Newt wanted an open marriage. That’s between him and his wife, but to sell yourself as a conservative family values candidate in public, while privately doing the opposite, that’s just being dishonest.


66 posted on 01/19/2012 8:25:45 AM PST by snarkybob (')
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To: TShaunK
At least he has the balls and honesty to ask her.

I have a lot less respect for any spouse that would make the "open marriage" suggestion than those who skulk around. At least the skulkers appear to understand the concept of shame. Isn't fidelity supposed to be some kind of, I don't know...vow? To ask such a question of a spouse, to say, essentially, "I have so little regard and respect for you that I want you to know of my intention to break my vows and I encourage you to do the same..." Yeah. I think Newt's idea of conservative principles differs slightly from mine.

67 posted on 01/19/2012 8:26:55 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
"Turn out the lights. As much as I like Newt’s ideas in todays world he’s toast."

No he's not. And there's no alternative, so, you might want to reconsider your comment(?).......

Santorum and Perry need to drop-out and put all their support with Newt. Romney is NOT an option.

68 posted on 01/19/2012 8:26:55 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: All

69 posted on 01/19/2012 8:27:34 AM PST by Fawn (NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT!)
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To: patriot08

THanks for all that info!


70 posted on 01/19/2012 8:29:05 AM PST by Fawn (NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT!)
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To: rwfromkansas
"Romney has won it now. This stinks."

No he hasn't. And if Romney buys the nomination, he will lose in a landslide to Obama. With ease.

71 posted on 01/19/2012 8:29:14 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: maggief

He said ... she said ... SO WHAT !!!!!! We are electing a president not a pope


72 posted on 01/19/2012 8:29:26 AM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: maggief; Jeremiah Jr
This is getting wackier by the minute. This Newt cat has some weird issues, and I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw the ol' pudgeball, but...

...looking strictly on the level of savage political power plays and the requisite mudslinging, what to say but "Go Newt".

The best thing the GOP could do is remove the halo and wing it towards the heads of the rat party. You know, like Oddjob did with his hat.

73 posted on 01/19/2012 8:31:05 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Why?

There's nothing new in this. Everybody knew.

74 posted on 01/19/2012 8:31:04 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Da Coyote
***Oh, forgot, dim-bulb-crats don’t have moral restrictions.***

Reminds me of Grover Cleveland who had a illegitimate child in the Victorian morality era. the Republicans conned the phrase...”Ma, Ma, Where's my Pa?”

After Cleveland got elected President his party members shot back...”Gone to the White House, Ha ha ha!”

Oh by the way, Cleveland was a Democrat.

75 posted on 01/19/2012 8:32:15 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( P!$$ on the Taliban. Issue MORE BEER!)
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To: NoRedTape

I heard the rumor on the radio, Perry will drop out.


76 posted on 01/19/2012 8:32:27 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: maggief

big whoop . . . is that all they got? IF my husband came to me and asked that, of course I would say no, but then she better be rich cuz I’m taking most of his money. LOL I didn’t give up my career, birth and raise our children to be left holding an empty bag. LOL


77 posted on 01/19/2012 8:35:31 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: GoCards
Bill Clinton practiced an open marriage! That was OKEEEDOKEEE with the media and Mrs.Clinton.

So what we have here is outrage because his wife was a prudish non-lesbian woman with a low libido? Well, that's a 99% group.

78 posted on 01/19/2012 8:36:20 AM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: jersey117
We already know he was never going to get the support of independent women and he certainly can’t afford to lose the support of conservative women. Why does no one care about winning the states after SC?

What about men who take marital vows seriously?

What about people who take conservatism seriously?

What about conservatives who have been fighting against the corrupt Washington establishment for years?

79 posted on 01/19/2012 8:36:38 AM PST by Crichton
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To: maggief
It wouldn't surprise me if that 'list' of answers surfaces soon.
80 posted on 01/19/2012 8:36:54 AM PST by Theoria (Vada a bordo, cazzo!)
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To: flaglady47

Piss on Romney


81 posted on 01/19/2012 8:37:33 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Baynative

Don’t hate the Player, hate the game. :)


82 posted on 01/19/2012 8:38:29 AM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: maggief
Former Gingrich Wife Says He Asked for ‘Open Marriage’

So what... Romney believes in a polygamist celestial marriage and the GOP love him.

83 posted on 01/19/2012 8:38:57 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: clamper1797

Well, it’s all scummy and sleazy, and I don’t agree with what he did. However, it was a long time ago and he has since claimed that’s he’s confessed his wrongs and now appears to be in a stable marriage.

That’s all I can really fall back on in any of this. We’ve all done horrible scummy sleazy things and we’ve all sought forgiviness for it. I am not exempt in this matter, so therefore, I still don’t believe I can really judge Newt for any of it. It’s truly between Newt and his God (which I believe is the same as mine).

As far as his judgement and propensity to do it again ..well, one could say I still have the propensity to sin ... and that I could totally destoy my life and marriage if I chose to by repeating the sins of MY past, But honestly, time has really tempered me, and I’ve learned from that expeirence that it’s really not worth it anymore.

I have to believe it’s the same with Newt.

I do believe the man has gravitas. However, he’s also got courage and is bold. I have to really KNOW the man and understand the whole picture. He’s complex ....just as any of us are.

What I find personally more reprehensible are serial cheaters and philanderers who father children and then don’t take care of them. If THAT was what we’re seeing ...it would be different for me. But at this point, it’s between two consenting adults ...Newt proposed an arrangement which she declined. He has the love of his daughters and grandchildren. I don’t know what else to say.


84 posted on 01/19/2012 8:40:13 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Meanwhile, you had former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, proudly showing off pictures of his “Fun Babies” during Press Conferences.


85 posted on 01/19/2012 8:40:54 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: NoRedTape

As I said before of Cain when his stuff first broke, I’ll say it again; Newt is toast.

Again, my opinion of her statements and the opinions of everyone on FR is irrelevant; this is prediction of the views of the great mass of people out there.

What matters is the electorate.

The Open Marriage thing and the divorce after the MS diagnosis will destroy him with women, pretty much all of whom will believe Marianne.

For the average person out there, particularly the average women, this will enrage them infinitely more than someone parking their money in an overseas tax shelter, etc.


86 posted on 01/19/2012 8:41:15 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Theoria

“It wouldn’t surprise me if that ‘list’ of answers surfaces soon.”

Me either.

Marianne was shopping a tell-all book back in July, 2000.


87 posted on 01/19/2012 8:41:28 AM PST by maggief
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To: Strategerist

The Open Marriage thing and the divorce after the MS diagnosis will destroy him with women, pretty much all of whom will believe Marianne.

**

Nah. I’m a woman, and it doesn’t sway me.


88 posted on 01/19/2012 8:44:44 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: KansasGirl

Hey MSM, we don’t care! Why are you bringing this up now?!
..........................................................
You have to ask?? LOL

We both know, just as we know why she is talking now.

For women payback is all they want
For the Media? They are scared shytless Mitt might win.


89 posted on 01/19/2012 8:45:07 AM PST by Venturer
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Can you say “Parodical Son”


90 posted on 01/19/2012 8:46:11 AM PST by notaliberal
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To: maggief

My wife would ask me if I wanted an open skull.


91 posted on 01/19/2012 8:46:15 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: maggief

Newt is a scumbag!


92 posted on 01/19/2012 8:46:42 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: sissyjane

He has no chance to beat Obama, and never did.


93 posted on 01/19/2012 8:46:54 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: maggief

Well, Newt may come through this unscathed, but I gotta say, I will have little respect for the first lady if Newt becomes president.

The fact that she winds up marrying him, doesn’t negate her having had an affair with a married man. Not terribly classy.

I like the sound of President Gingrich. Hope he’s learned and can survive the coming onslaught.


94 posted on 01/19/2012 8:46:59 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: mmanager
Man, this woman sounds just like my ex-wife. 50% of marriages end in divorce, this will backfire.

It'll harden the dislike for Newt already evident in female voters. But he may get a big influx of support from divorced men who peel away from Romney, Santorum, etc.

95 posted on 01/19/2012 8:47:10 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Thrownatbirth

Smart wife.

:)


96 posted on 01/19/2012 8:47:48 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

It’s all about the money, I would like to see her bank account in about 6 months and see how much it has increased.


97 posted on 01/19/2012 8:48:34 AM PST by conservativesister
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To: notaliberal

Parodical=Prodigal...oops


98 posted on 01/19/2012 8:49:07 AM PST by notaliberal
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“As much as I like Newt’s ideas in todays world he’s toast.”

Yes, he is toast.


99 posted on 01/19/2012 8:49:41 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: maggief; jessduntno; rightwingextremist1776; KansasGirl; Responsibility2nd

Hey Marianne - don’t do the liberal spin.

You know he wanted you to share him with AMERICA!

America, the beautiful is his mistress! HE LOVES HER!


100 posted on 01/19/2012 8:52:40 AM PST by presently no screen name
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