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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich set up a new low in political claptrap this week by claiming his love of country forced him to seek love with women other than wives one and two and — given his history — will probably eventually lead to an end to the marriage with his current wife.
Gingrich, one of the loudest critics of President Bill Clinton for entertaining White House intern Monica Lewinsky with cigars between blow jobs, came up with one of the lamest excuses ever for screwing around.
“There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt agout this country, that I worked far too hard and that things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” Gingrich told CBS news.
In other words, love of country led him to seek love from any woman who was willing.
While publicly chastising Clinton for dallying with an intern, Gingrich was bedding a House Committee staffer while still married to wife number two, who he started nailing while married to wife number one — the one he served with divorce papers while she lay dying of cancer in a hospital room.
So why does Gingrich want to be President?
Because, he says, “our Judeo-Christian civilization is under attack from secular, atheist elitism.”
So how is Newt the serial adulterer plan to do this. He says he wants to become a President that Americans can admire because he will “share their values.”
So far, I haven’t been able to find a single American man or woman who says they messed around because it was the patriotic thing to do.
Newton is not the first elected official to screw around nor will he be the last. Extra-marital activity runs rampant on Capitol Hill. Always has.
Another Clinton critic, Rep. Dan Burton of Indiana, fathered a child from one affair and put his onetime mistress on his Congressional office payroll.
Sen. John Ensign of Nevada is quitting getting caught screwing the wife of a former aide and then trying to pay them off to keep quiet.
Even former longtime Illinois Congressman Henry Hyde, who chaired the impeachment hearings against Clinton, admitted to adultery in his younger years.
But Gingrich is the first to claim that love of country led to making love to women other than his wives.
Perhaps that’s why Congress is so good at screwing the country.
Screwing people over comes naturally.