Newt Gingrich's second wife, Marianne, has some provacative insights into a man I can only describe as "icky".
Her broadsides on their marriage land in the pages of the August issue of Esquire and confirm his extra-marital relationship with this now third wife was going on while he denounced Bill Clinton for the Monica Lewinsky affair. At the same time he was giving speeches extolling the virtues of "family values" and the like, he was wooing his third wife, a woman he asked to marry him before he'd asked his second wife for a divorce.
She says she should have seen the red flags. "He asked me to marry him way too early. And he wasn't divorced yet. I should have known there was a problem."...
"I know. I asked him. He'd already asked her to marry him before he asked me for a divorce. Before he even asked."
What a guy. When asked if he'll ever be president, she says "There's no way." She goes on to sayShe wanted to save the marriage.
"He believes that what he says in public and how he lives don't have to be connected," she says. "If you believe that, then yeah, you can run for president."
(Please God, make me a Jaguar)