Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Former Mrs. Gingrich

Updated below.

According to several reports, including one from Drudge, ABC News has an interview with Newt Gingrich’s second wife, Marianne, that could be damaging to his presidential campaign.

Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband’s career with a single interview.

Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS [sic] cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours, and her explosive revelations are set to rock the trail.

But now a “civil war” has erupted inside of the network, an insider claims, on exactly when the confession will air!

ABCNEWS suits determined it would be “unethical” to run the Marianne Gingrich interview so close to the South Carolina Primary, a curious decision, one insider argued, since the network has aggressively been reporting on other candidates.

A decision was tentatively made to air the interview next Monday, after all votes have been counted.

According to other sources (the AP via Breitbart, so take it for what it’s worth), ABC will air the interview tonight (Thursday) on Nightline.

I’m not sure what the former Mrs. Gingrich could reveal about her former husband that the world doesn’t already know: he’s a pompous, arrogant, hypocritical misogynist racist blowhard with delusions of grandeur and dreams of being a dictator on a scale that would shame Robert Mugabe. The most devastating news that she could reveal is that in secret he’s really a pro-choice secular humanist who collects Glee memorabilia and has friended Noam Chomsky on Facebook. Letting that cat out of the bag could kill off his chances with the knuckle-dragging Rascal-riders.

Update: According to ABC News, the “big story” from the former Mrs. Gingrich is that Newt wanted to have an open marriage wherein he could still be married to her in public but also have sex with other women. She said no, and that ended the marriage. Well, that’s not really news, because if you read the profile of Newt Gingrich in Esquire last year, you would have known that.

And frankly, how two people conduct their marriage isn’t anyone’s business, as those of us who are trying to make marriage equality the law of the land have been telling the blue-noses for years. So the blockbuster news here is that we have yet more evidence that Newt Gingrich, who signed the “sanctity of marriage” pledge for the Jesus-shouters, is a hypocrite of epic proportions. But that’s not exactly news either.