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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
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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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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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Yep. Fred Grandy’s wife. Some interesting stuff about their radio show here:

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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