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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

And Speaking of Single Women...

So remember all that gossip about Newt Gingrich serving his first wife divorce papers in her hospital room? Remember how he claimed that it was the first wife who requested the divorce? Wah wah. CNN discovered that's not true.
“Defendant shows that she has adequate and ample grounds for divorce, but that she does not desire one at this time,” her petition said. "Defendant does not admit that this marriage is irretrievably broken.”
And WHY did Gingrich want a divorce?
"A confidant of the former House speaker also told CNN that Gingrich said he dumped Jackie Battley — his one-time high school geometry teacher — in 1980 because she wasn’t “young enough or pretty enough” to be First Lady."
First of all, geometry teacher? Second of all, ew. Someone explain to me why Anthony Weiner had to resign, but this guy gets to run for President. But wait, there's more!
Gingrich initially refused to pay alimony — a claim supported by the court papers — and a church had to launch a food drive for Battley and her two daughters.
But you know, marriage is between one man, three women a church yard sale and cancer, so heaven forbid two loving, non-superficial gay people do it. And I guess Newt's children must be lazy if they're accepting that welfare. I guess we should not be surprised that his ex-wife was sick considering Gingrich once claimed that women should not serve in combat because they are prone to infections. (And they might menstruate all over the ammo!)

Don't get me wrong, I am not one for voters becoming the sex police, but this is not a marriage/sex scandal. This is a hypocrisy scandal. This is a misogyny scandal. This is a dangerous, narcissistic man who does not believe that his ridiculous moral standards apply to him. It is, unfortunately, nothing new.

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