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Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the shameless hypocrite who left Congress under a cloud of ethical questions and publicly chastised Bill Clinton while sneaking out on his wife and nailing a House Agriculture Committee staffer, is now claiming Democrats have bigger sex scandals than Republicans.
"What we don’t have to do is allow our friends on the left to lecture us on morality," Gingrich said at a party fundraiser in Greenville, SC, Wednesday. "There’s a certain stench of hypocrisy."
Gingrich should know something about the stench of hypocrisy. He stinks to high heaven from it.
This hypocrite is the man who served his first wife with divorce papers while she lay in a hospital bed. He divorced his second wife after his screwing of a House staffer became public while he was Speaker of the House and leading the GOP charge against Clinton.
This is the same Newt Gingrich who used to take campaign volunteers back to his car and so they could give him blow jobs.
Just ask Ann Manning, a married woman back home in Georgia who admits to an affair with Gingrich.
"We had oral sex. He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, ‘I never slept with her,’" says Manning.
Dot Crews remembers Gingrich’s failed campaign for Congress in 1974.
"We would have won in 1974 if we could have kept him out of the office, screwing her (a young volunteer on Gingrich’s staff) on the desk," Crews says.
Kip Carter, his former campaign treasurer, remembers a football game in Gingrich’s district. She was walking Gingrich’s two daughters back from the game and cut across the parking lot when she spied the Congressman’s car.
"As I got to the car, I saw Newt in the passenger seat and one of the guys’ wives with her head in his lap going up and down," Carter says. "Newt kind of turned and gave me this little-boy smile. Fortunately, Jackie Sue and Kathy were a lot younger and shorter then."
I worked for Gingrich in 1992, raising money for GOPAC, his political action committee. During fundraisers at homes in the Washington area, he would whisper something in the ear of a sweet young thing and they would disappear for 30-45 minutes.
"Newt’s getting a blow job," a female GOPAC staffer told me. "He likes blow jobs."
At the Republican National Convention in Houston in 1992, a GOPAC volunteer was assigned to escort young women to a hotel room for quickie oral sex and stand guard outside to make sure the Congressman was not disturbed. I found one of those women crying in the hotel bar afterwards.
"He’s a pig," she said. "He made me get down on my knees and fellate him and then turned his back to me and told me to leave as soon as he came."
So, I asked, "why did you do it?"
"I work for him," she said. "I want to keep my job."
When the Republicans were trying their best to impeach and convict Bill Clinton for lying about his oral dalliances with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Gingrich was stepping out on his wife and sampling the sexual pleasures of Calista Bisek, a long and lean Capitol Hill Blonde more than 20 years his junior.
He told friends he would read the Bible while waiting for her to finish singing each week at The National Cathedral, which I guess gives a whole new meaning to the phrase: "Oh God, I’m coming!" Gingrich dumped his wife and married Bisek but GOP insiders tell me he is still up to his old tricks with any woman who is willing.
Gingrich is not the only tail chaser in the Republican Party. When he stepped down amid scandal, his first replacement, Rep. Bob Livingston of Louisiana, had to back out after admitting he cheated on his wife. Rep. Dan Burton of Indiana fathered a child out of wedlock and put his mistress on the House payroll. Even grandfatherly Henry J. Hyde, whom some suggest should replace current House Speaker Dennis J. Hastert if he is forced out because of the Mark Foley Congressional page scandal, admitted to a long affair in his younger days.
Democrats have their whore hounds as well and neither party can claim any moral high ground when it comes to sexual hijinks, but it is the Republican Party that claims to be holier-than-thou and preaches "family values." For Gingrich to now claim Republicans are somehow better than others when it comes to sex scandals is a bald-faced lie and the height of hypocrisy, even for Washington.
And somebody in Greenville probably gave him a blow job before he left town.