Monday, January 23, 2012

Gingrich 6 year secret affair versus open marriage

It is surprising I think that either way Gingrich gets a pass by the GOP voters.  Marianne Gingrich makes a well timed claim which is also very specific and not necessarily damaging.  In a way, it is somewhat less damaging that Gingrich actually asked for 'permission' to continue his affair.  It means that he attempted to stop hiding the affair which was a secret for 6 years.  On the other hand, it points out the fact that he and his current wife Calista were duplicitous towards his ex-wife for so long, and in a manner definitely not in keeping with monogamous 'traditional marriage'.  It actually makes Gingrich and Calista felons in a state such as Wisconsin where adultery is still against the law.  But I suppose hypocrisy isn't a concern for most Republicans as it gets pointed out all the time and doesn't seem to change their opinion.