If Gingrich won

Byron York (“Surging fast, Gingrich looks to take Iowa”) lays out persuasive reasons why Gingrich is likely to win on January 3. I feel I’m watching the Republicans commit collective hara-kiri. Isn’t the top Republican priority this year to beat Obama? Do the people supporting Gingrich really think that this unstable gasbag can win a national election?

And—though it may seem like small potatoes compared to the necessity of beating Obama—in the unlikely event that Gingrich did beat him, we’d be putting in the White House a thrice married man and his third wife who became his third wife by having a five year long adulterous affair with him while he was married to and living with his second wife and serving as Speaker of the House, and who looks as though she were his daughter (in fact, Callista, age 45, is three years younger than Gingrich’s first daughter and the same age as Gingrich’s second daughter). If Gingrich became president, we’d instantly become a junk country.

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For ready reference, here, from About.com, is a chronology of Newt Gingrich’s marriages:

Newt Gingrich Marriage Timeline

1962: Newt married Jackie Battley on June 19, 1962.
1963: Newt’s daughter Kathy was born.
1966: Newt’s daughter Jackie Sue was born.
1980: Newt met Marianne Ginther in January 1980.
1980: Jackie and Newt separated in April 1980.
1981: Jackie Battley and Newt Gingrich’s divorce was finalized in February 1981.
1981: Six months later Newt married Marianne Ginther on August 8, 1981.
1987: Marianne and Newt separated in June 1987.
1993: Newt and Callista Bisek began their affair in November 1993.
1993: Marianne and Newt reconciled in late 1993/early 1994.
1999: Newt and Marianne separated in May 1999 and filed for divorce in July.
1999: Marianne and Newt reached a settlement in their divorce case.
2000: Marianne and Newt’s divorce was finalized in April 2000.
2000: Callista Bisek and Newt announced their engagement.
2000: Newt married Callista Bisek on August 18, 2000.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 09, 2011 11:47 PM | Send

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