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Newt Ally Calls Ex-Wife Unstable, Unhinged
US News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 01/20/2012 2:47:54 AM PST by Red Steel

Allies of embattled GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich are coming to his defense against his ex-wife's new and salacious charges, labeling Marianne as "unstable" and "unhinged."

What's more is that they are slapping at ABC, which is set to run an interview Thursday with Marianne Gingrich in which she claims the former speaker wanted an open marriage so he could date his current wife, Callista. Gingrich's supporters claim the network is trying to get the Republican out of the race just as he's peaking in the polls.

What was once a quiet campaign to distance Marianne from Gingrich has kicked in to high gear in advance of the interview and GOP presidential debate Thursday.

One former associate of Marianne Gingrich, former congressional wife Catherine Mann-Grandy, told Whispers that the speaker's second wife was often rude, loud and unreasonable, and she doubted her story about the open marriage. [Could Romney Stumble in South Carolina?]

Citing a code among congressional wives, Mann-Grandy said, "We pretty much kept our lips closed, but Marianne was emotionally unstable and I particularly felt that she was obstreperous and rude."

She described Gingrich's ex-wife as "outrageous, she is headline grabbing, she has always been that kind of person...we all have character flaws, but at this moment for her to choose this and to say these things about an open marriage, I mean, hello. I mean first of all, she's probably making it all up. It's he said, she said, but he doesn't get to say, just she gets to say." [Read the U.S. News debate on whether Gingrich can beat Obama.]

Mann-Grandy said she hopes Americans dismiss Marianne Gingrich as a loose cannon. "What I'm hoping is that the Americans who watch this, the patriots who watch this, will look at this and say, 'OK, this is a woman who is angry, seems unstable, a little unhinged,' because that was her rep."

Like a lot of Gingrich supporters, she also blamed ABC and the media for using his ex-wife to punish his success in the polls. "If Newt were not doing so well in South Carolina, she would not be talking. Nobody would care. Let's face it: They want to get rid of Newt, they want [Mitt] Romney."


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: catherinemanngrandy; enemedia; manngrandy; marianne; mariannegingrich; newt; newtgingrich; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 01/20/2012 2:48:04 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Might well be, but she sounds like she’s dead set on raising a royal stinque.


2 posted on 01/20/2012 2:49:22 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hell hath no fury...

Gingrich pretty much neutered the attack last night.


3 posted on 01/20/2012 2:54:48 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Red Steel

Ex-Wife Unstable, Unhinged????

I could write on hell of a description that is more apt than that.

But, JR would absolutely ban me forever.

I’ll try this:

You she devil shrew!

I cannot believe you are holding on to whatever crap you dream up on drunken binges and pill popping weekends.

You have reached the pinnacle of your vileness.

Reach out to Jesus...He’s reaching out to you.


4 posted on 01/20/2012 2:58:06 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Red Steel

It is obvious the MSM wants to destroy Newt so Zero can face Mitt....for an easy win.

However, Newt is the one that holds all the cards.

The MSM is terrified of Newt, Why you ask? Because Newt is not PC. He will, if pushed, openly speak of the Obama scandals that have been strictly off-limits. Yup, that’s right, THOSE SCANDALS! And once he airs that soiled laundry the charges will have to be countered.... And in so doing the entire electorate will be made aware of them.

IMO they best tread ever so lightly...lest they awaken a slumbering giant and fill him with a terrible wrath....


5 posted on 01/20/2012 3:06:28 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Red Steel

B#$ch slapped by “Mrs Gopher”


6 posted on 01/20/2012 3:06:52 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Red Steel

This is one of the worst manipulations of the process I have ever seen. People should be outraged. Repackaging old stories for new audiences and attacking any threats to King Zero.


7 posted on 01/20/2012 3:23:44 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Red Steel

She looked DRUNK......I DOUBT her story.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 3:33:31 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Red Steel

Let me make myself perfectly clear, I have not been a huge fan of Mr. Gingrich. However, after watching the attacks on our Republican candidates by the media and them getting picked off by operatives, this pisses me off! I will now vote for however wins the General Election. PERIOD! Anyone is better then the completion of the “CHANGE” by Barack Obama. He is on a mission to take us down a path that we will never be able to correct in my lifetime.


9 posted on 01/20/2012 4:18:57 AM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: BubbaJunebug

I thought that was Mrs.Gopher! She seemed pretty sane— not like she would lie to defend Newt.


10 posted on 01/20/2012 4:25:51 AM PST by MacMattico
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To: marygam

I’m with you!


11 posted on 01/20/2012 4:27:49 AM PST by MacMattico
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To: marygam

I’m with you!


12 posted on 01/20/2012 4:28:05 AM PST by MacMattico
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To: Red Steel

I didn’t watch the interview, but I read this morning that the media has been hounding Marianne Gingrich for months. For you who watched it-—is it possible that the media may be manipulating her, like they did with Newt’s mom so many years ago?


13 posted on 01/20/2012 4:41:41 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Vendome

I was thinking the same thing that she looked like she hits the bottle and the Marlboros quite frequently.. very disgusting woman all the way around


14 posted on 01/20/2012 4:44:28 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Ann Archy
She looked DRUNK......I DOUBT her story.

The woman is ill...she has MS.

That being said, what I find strange about her situation is that she was carrying on an affair with Newt while he was still married to his first wife. There is no moral high ground in her life.

That being said, Newt's moral failings have bothered me, and still do. Will I vote for him for President, of course. But I think the same moral failings that led to his numerous affairs, and dropping one wife in favor of the next, and then repeating that behavior a second time, is the same character flaw that will make him "abandon" easily a campaign position, or pledge.

15 posted on 01/20/2012 4:50:29 AM PST by dawn53
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To: dawn53
In addition to all that, she was dating a married man who was the father of 3 before she dated Newt. Wouldn't it be interesting (or perhaps Jerry Springerish) if the wife of the married man she was dating was interviewed as well for her thoughts on being cheated on?
16 posted on 01/20/2012 5:28:06 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Nevadan

I think Newt needs to get away from this story and just tell his pals to avoid it as well. The more everyone talks about it, the more it remains out there for everyone to chew on.

It’s settled. Move on.


17 posted on 01/20/2012 6:10:10 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

You are right.


18 posted on 01/20/2012 6:13:56 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Yep . . .for the record: the media has been hounding Marianne Gingrich for months
19 posted on 01/20/2012 6:31:28 AM PST by wtd
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To: LibsRJerks
I think Newt needs to get away from this story and just tell his pals to avoid it as well. The more everyone talks about it, the more it remains out there for everyone to chew on. It’s settled. Move on.

You're right, but I think the "the woman is unhinged" rebuttal needs to be out in the open. The idea needs to be given a public voice. And now it has. My wife says this woman is the wife of the guy from the Love Boat (Gopher). Don't know if that's right but if it is it may give the sentiment a little more traction.

20 posted on 01/20/2012 6:37:17 AM PST by old and tired
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To: Red Steel
gingrichmarianne, Marianne Gingrich
21 posted on 01/20/2012 6:37:36 AM PST by FrankR (When you vote based on race...race is all you get.)
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To: old and tired

Yes, that’s Fred (”Gopher”) Grandy’s wife. Fred served in the House with Newt (while they were in the minority). Their wives would have been associated as members of the “Congressional Wives Club,” which is actually a pretty active group.

After leaving Congress, Fred Grandy became a very popular radio guy in DC, with occasional outspoken appearances by Mrs. Grandy, so the Grandys have long been in on the political ‘action,’ if no longer in Congress.


22 posted on 01/20/2012 6:50:34 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Red Steel

She must be a Freeper. Good for her.


23 posted on 01/20/2012 6:53:09 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Red Steel

When Bubba’s myrmidons did this we called it the nuts and sluts defense....


24 posted on 01/20/2012 6:56:03 AM PST by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: Red Steel

Well, it’s not like Marianne Gingrich messed around with a married man - - - Oh wait. She did the same thing.


25 posted on 01/20/2012 7:03:09 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Red Steel
Me thinks ABC and the rest of the MSM found out last night that the public is tired of their BS when it comes to elections.

Note to the MSM. You no longer matter. There is nothing you can do or say that will get your candidate, Obama, reelected this fall.

26 posted on 01/20/2012 7:11:18 AM PST by kempo
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To: Red Steel

This attack of the ex wife is going to go nowhere.
About 50% of marriages end in divorce in this country. The numbers may be different now due to the economy, but a few years back it was about 50%.
Just from my personal experience with family and friends who went through the divorce process- it was a horrible experience for them.
Restraining orders, arguments, custody and property disagreements, shyster lawyers.
Who in this day and age is going to give credence to an ex wife- when a lot of people in this country went through the exact same experience as Newt did?


27 posted on 01/20/2012 9:11:19 AM PST by kaila
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To: Vendome
You have reached the pinnacle of your vileness.

... and is quickly reaching the end of her usefulness (for the MSM and DNC).

28 posted on 01/20/2012 9:32:26 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Yep. It ain’t taking.

Like painting without using primer. Just doesn’t look right.


29 posted on 01/20/2012 9:33:59 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
but I read this morning that the media has been hounding Marianne Gingrich for months. For you who watched it-—is it possible that the media may be manipulating her

Like an American Gigolo.

30 posted on 01/20/2012 9:36:59 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: dawn53

—But I think the same moral failings that led to his numerous affairs, and dropping one wife in favor of the next, and then repeating that behavior a second time,—

The first marital relationship began as a teacher boinking a 16-yr-old student (Newt), so I give him a pass on that one. I regard him as being once-divorced, not unheard of these days, and who knows all the facts?
There is reason for concern, but not more than that, considering the testimony of his daughters by his first wife.


31 posted on 01/20/2012 9:43:36 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Ann Archy
"She looked DRUNK......I DOUBT her story."

The ABC news investigator Brian Ross who conducted the interview indicated she pulled a bait and switch. The interview was supposed to be about the fizzled FBI investigation (against her) and Newt's ethics investigations. Marianne took the interview off into this nonsense.

32 posted on 01/20/2012 9:51:50 AM PST by moehoward
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To: Red Steel

This is Newt’s best defense. Aside from his own veracity in defending himself.

Let women who admire him do it. This lady...and his daughters and I’m sure there will be others.

There were a lot of hints about this all over talk radio yesterday...that folks don’t know much about her yet and it is not flattering


33 posted on 01/20/2012 10:00:34 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: EDINVA

Yep. Fred Grandy’s wife. Some interesting stuff about their radio show here: http://securefreedomradio.podbean.com/2011/07/18/fred-and-catherine-grandy/


34 posted on 01/20/2012 10:09:34 AM PST by GVnana (OMG! -- Obama Must Go!)
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To: All

Gotta love it when a jilted whore accuses her john of becoming someone else’s john.


35 posted on 01/20/2012 11:37:51 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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36 posted on 01/20/2012 11:40:51 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Ann Archy

Have no idea what her drinking habits are - but do keep in mind she was diagnosed with M.S. just prior to Newt’s decision to divorce.


37 posted on 01/20/2012 1:22:07 PM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
She said all these things in an '10 Esquire interview. The Dems were sure that would prevent Newt from running. It didn't. The media has been hounding her ever since so they could go big with the gory details and stop him before South Carolina. ABC must have come up with the most money.
38 posted on 01/20/2012 1:35:19 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: sick1
Being diagnosed with MS is no excuse. It is a highly variable disease and if she is still functioning as well as she looks at this time, many years later, then it is a non-factor in the story.
39 posted on 01/20/2012 5:18:17 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

It’s not a non-factor in appearing intoxicated. Read your own post. First she looks drunk now she looks good - make up your mind.


40 posted on 01/20/2012 6:39:50 PM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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