Well, well, well....
It seems that Newt Gingrich's second wife, Marianne, is reporting to the world that Newt came to her about 12 years ago asking for an open marriage. He told her that he wanted to stay married to her and continue his affair with the woman who later became wifey number three.
Let me stop here and say that I'm putting my political opinion of Newt aside for this discussion, and I hope you can, too.
I am very interested, however, in how it will be handled by all of the folks who screamed that Bill Clinton's affair with Monica had no impact on his ability to lead or his moral judgement (but we did learn that he really pays attention to the definition of words, didn't we?).
Of course, we knew that Newt's definition of "family values" was a bit interesting already. He married one of his high school teachers. Then he cheated on her with Marianne and eventually married Marianne. Okay, we also know that Marianne is not very bright because their relationship started with him cheating with her and then she expected that he would remain faithful to her for the rest of his life. He had already demonstrated that he was a cheater. She had already given tacit approval and understanding of the fact that Newt was not a one woman man.
Ohhhhh......I'll bet she thought she could change him. Hahahahahahahahahaha.
But don't you have just a little, teeny tiny bit of support for the fact that he told her the truth and asked for what he really wanted? Then she had the option of staying or leaving. She chose the latter. I can tell you from personal experience that it takes a certain amount of courage to look your spouse of many years in the eye and ask for an open marriage. It's scary. It's difficult to do.
Ok, it's a bit troubling that he was having this affair at the same time that he was trying to get Clinton impeached, but does it really shock you that a politician would have a double standard?
Sadly, such a thing has become the norm.
I think this news will actually make some people like him more because he even had the courage to discuss open marriage with his formerly-other-woman wife. Others will point at the hypocrisy and like him less. Some will not have any change in opinion - they either like him or don't and this news doesn't matter.
What say you, Prowlers? Does this news make you like him more (even a little, regardless of whether you like him overall or plan to vote for him), like him less, or does it not change your opinion of him at all?
Vote below, and feel free to leave a comment in our main comments section. I really want to hear your thoughts.
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