Did you see that Newt Gingrich is talking about his history with women? He told David Brody this:
“There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate. And what I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn’t trapped in situation ethics, I was doing things that were wrong, and yet, I was doing them.”
The guy haggled over the terms of his divorce from his first wife while she was in the hospital, recovering from uterine cancer surgery. He had already proposed to his second wife before he was divorced from his first. In the ’90s, it happened again. Gingrich had an affair with a 33-year-old congressional aide — while spearheading the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton — and asked his third wife to marry him before he was divorced from his second, who was also ailing.
And yet, Gingrich still feels comfortable running around saying things like, “The Democratic Party has been the active instrument of breaking down traditional marriage.”
John McCain was able to go through the entire 2008 campaign without having to address his previous adultery. Gingrich, whose past is far worse by comparison, won’t be nearly as fortunate.