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Newt Gingrich bragged to his second wife that it didn’t matter if he screwed around because his supporters would always buy into what he had to say, not what he did.
“It doesn’t matter what I do,” Gingrich once said to Marianne Gingrich, the second wife he dumped after 18 years to marry his mistress Calista Bisek. “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t mater what I live.”
What Gingrich lived was a hedonistic lifestyle filled with affairs, casual flings and oral sex in the front seat of cars. He screwed around while criticizing then President Bill Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Like Clinton, Gingrich prefers oral sex with his paramours because he doesn’t consider it real sex.
Anne Manning worked as a campaign volunteer for Gingrich in 1976.
“We had oral sex,” she told writer Gail Sheehy. “He prefers that modus operandi because then he say ‘I never slept with her.’”
Later, Manning would say this about Gingrich:
He’s morally dishonest. He has gone too far believing that “I’m above the law.” He should be stopped before it’s too late.
Has Newt cleaned up his act? Probably not, a campaign source tells Capitol Hill Blue.
“There are a lot of whispers that the Speaker is still playing around,” she says. “There are times when he disappears and no one — not even Calista — know where he is.”
ABC News will broadcast an interview with Marianne Gingrich Thursday night on Nightline. The upcoming interview worries Gingrich so much that the former Speaker of the House released a letter from two daughters from the marriage. Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Cushman accuse ABC and Gingrich’s opponents of focusing on the past instead of the issues facing the Presidential campaign.
“We are confident this is the conversation the people of South Carolina are interested in having,” Lubbers and Cushman say in the letter.
Lubbers and Cushman were too young to remember what happened 35 years ago when Kip Carter, a neighbor, was taking them to get a ride with their father.
We had been out working a football game –I think it was the Bowdon game– and we would split up. It was a Friday night. I had Newt’s daughters, Jackie Sue and Kathy, with me. We were all supposed to meet back at this professor’s house. It was a milk-and-cookies kind of shakedown thing, buck up the troops. I was cutting across the yard to go up the driveway. There was a car there. 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. Newt kind of turned and gave me his little-boy smile. Fortunately, Jackie Sue and Kathy were a lot younger and shorter then.
But Marianne Gingrich, who had an affair with Newt while he was married to his first wife, knows more about the real Gingrich than most Americans. She knows about his serial adultery, his hypocrisy of preaching family values while bedding scores of willing women, his disdain for an American electorate that he considers beneath him when it comes to intellect.
In 1992, I worked as a consultant to Gingrich’s GoPAC. At the GOP Convention in Houston, he fondled the behind of a young female campaign worker while bragging: “People will do what I tell them to do because they need someone like me to tell them what to think.”