Working Hard

“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.“-Newt Gingrich


Former House speaker and likely GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who has been married three times and has acknowledged an extramarital affair, said in an interview this week that his past indiscretions were driven in part by “how passionately I felt about this country.”

“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 that things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” Gingrich told CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody. “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 it. I found that I felt compelled to seek God’s forgiveness.”

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Gingrich, whose personal history could hamper his efforts to win over social conservatives in a GOP primary, converted to Catholicism in March, 2009. In the interview, he went on to say that he believes “in a forgiving God.”


Gingrich has admitted he conducted an extramarital affair at the same time he was one of the GOP’s most vocal critics of then-President Clinton for his involvement with Monica Lewinsky.


Gingrich is now married to the woman with whom he had that affair, Callista Gingrich, a former congressional aide 20 years his junior. He divorced his first wife, Jackie Battley, in 1981; according to Battley and others, Gingrich discussed the divorce terms while she was in the hospital recovering following cancer surgery. His second wife, Marianne Gingrich, says Gingrich asked her to marry him before he divorced Battley.

In the CBN interview, when asked what makes a great president, Gingrich said in part: “You want to be able to look into them and understand, do they share my values?”


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37 responses to “Working Hard

  1. Man them eyes look evil! And the “with a special appearance by Bill Clinton” cracked me up.

  2. jean-philippe

    If I get there one day, I want my third wife to be named Callista too. Sounds like a really good third wife name.

    I’ve been secretly praying you would work from this poster for Gingrich:

  3. jeb

    I saw this on the interwebs the other day and threw up in my mouth a bit. What a frickin’ lying sleazy scumsack. I’m all about forgiveness but to pander to the values crowd after a lifelong pattern of narcisstic shithead behavior is so reprehensible it’s beyond belief. Anyone in the values crowd that buys this load of crap needs to come see me. I’ve got some great land deals on offer.

    • i don’t really care that he’s spouting this bullshit. what gets me is that there are idiots out there who will believe that poor newtie is a victim. poor thing! the real villain is whoever kept leaving vaginas all over his office.

  4. Unfortunately, that question hits home very closely when it comes to Presidents. I guess that’s why he feels he should be in the running.

    • he thinks he should be in the running, because it gets him publicity, so he can sell his bullshit books and charge big bucks for his lectures. what exactly has been his job since he left government in disgrace? he’s just another rethuglican grifter.

  5. citizenx

    Isn’t this about doing something three times before the cock crowing?

    Or something?

  6. Is it too crass to say Newt has shit fer values??

  7. You know, if Grinch saw that Lou Dobbs poster he might be tempted to take a walk on the wild side. Realistically, it would degenerate into an argument of which one was the woman. The important thing is that his genitals get satisfaction. He could bone a calf to get support from the farm block. Or get Rove to work on a campaign to get the ladies interested in being the next lucky girl! I can just see the crowds of them at rallies with their “Ginch for Grinch” signs waiving madley shouting “me, me me..”. But since he’s converted to Roman rule, we can only hope that he will take vows. Something like “I vow to shut the fuck up” would be a good start.

    • you know, there are some priests who wear what looks like dresses. we might solve 2 problems at once!

      • Can’t get that thought out of my mind. Just last night Bill Mahar was commenting on the Philly scandal dismissing 23 priest, saying “A middle aged man, never married and wearing a dress, taking young boys into a small dark room….who ever thought that there would be a problem?” Just today sis dragged me over to the wicked city of Sonora and there they were. Men wearing skirts, everywhere you look! And boobs under bondage, squeezed, lifted, perched to the point of shape shifting. Adolescents were seen bouncing up and down. Little girls were running about with butterfly wings. Now you’re proably wondering what strange kind of dope has crazed my mind, but no, it was just the annual Celtic Faire. Just couldn’t resist talking about all those guys in skirts. They also had a half dozen knights of the realm in full armour that had a tourney. Nothing really compares to grown men encased in shiny armour going at it with real broadswords. They were knocking the shit out of each other big time. Too cool! PS-we set the new computer up tommorrow-may have to send Demo down to the mine-watch for new alias….

  8. Everyone forgets that Newtie cheated on both his previous wives with her successor.

    Callista, you’re next.



    • i think callista is pretty safe. newtie’s getting up there in age (which means, not getting up in other places). there’s not a woman on earth who can squint enough to make him look spongeworthy.

  9. testing…testing….Well howdy ma’am, it’s your old friend Tex back in the saddle again on this new ‘puter. Sent old Demo back down to the diggins since yellow metal is in the $1600 range and climbing, about a hundred times more than gold rush price of 1849. That fool miner named the claim after his long departed wife: the Screaming Redhead Mine and it promises to have much more down below than she could ever have ass-eh?ed out. Just taking a little break from my cat hearding to see if this contraption works…more after quiting time Miss Nonnie….

  10. and the Oscar goes to
    the fact Newt could say this with a straight face would make Joan Crawford and Clark Gable proud!

    remember – the value crowd doesnt care as long as you hate liberals, gays and love guns – oh arent black. so newt is back in the fold and welcome with all open arms from all the christian values people

    • i don’t really care that he cheated on his wives. that’s between him and them. however, how do the “values” people square the fact that he left his kids with no money and no food so that a church had to feed them? how do they reconcile that he got a “catholic divorce” so that he could marry his latest whore? that makes his children bastards in the eyes of the church. since he’s a devout catholic now πŸ™„ , i guess that means he’s fine with his daughters being labeled as such.

      • Well said my dear. The jerk won his house seat on the third try and that very night left his wife and kids destitute. A local Baptist church had to take up a collection to keep the electricity from being turned off and keep them going at all. This is totally unacceptable and shows how morally devoid this asswipe is. Were I a brother-in-law, this would be one of those “let’s step out in the front yard” moments. . . .oh, the Dell upgrade never made it back in January, some card screw up….sis picked up this Inspiron One 23 instead last Friday and your posters have never looked better! Now I have a good reason to check the archive highlights again. This screen is like Cinemascope compared to that little notepad I’ve been using. First names are fine with me and it makes things have a more personal touch. Now Demo and Tex are my go-to third persons, when required. The Raisin looks really great on the big screen and the posters are marquis quality (is that royalist?)

        • and if anyone challenged him to one of those ‘let’s step outside’ moments, mr. ‘i talk so tough’ would crap his pants.

          isn’t it amazing what a difference a new monitor makes? i had a perfectly good monitor, but my son bought me a new one for my bday or mother’s day or something. i was disappointed that he hadn’t bought me something else, as i was happy with the old one (which was a revelation after having an even older monitor). however, when he set it up, i was amazed at the difference in the picture. it was like night and day. of course, that meant a large degree of embarrassment over some of the older posters. they looked fine on the old monitor, but every flaw (and there are soooo many) are readily apparent now. 😳

  11. You know, some people are so patriotic that they serve their countries in the military, or teaching, or environmental work, or police, or firefighting, or medicine, or stuff like that.

    Poor Gingrich was plagued with the kind of patriotism that makes you have affairs with younger women while giving moralizing speeches about family values? Oh, the poor, poor dear …