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Postby BGbootha » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:29 pm

Prospective presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has admitted to having an affair while cheerleading the assault on Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Hypocrisy is nothing new to Newt, who extolled family values after serving divorce papers on his wife while she lay dying of cancer. And people are worried about Hillary and Barack’s electability!

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“The honest answer is yes,” Gingrich, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, said in an interview with Focus on the Family founder James Dobson to be aired Friday, according to a transcript provided to The Associated Press. “There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There’s certainly times when I’ve fallen short of God’s standards.”

Gingrich argued in the interview, however, that he should not be viewed as a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton’s infidelity.

“The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge,” the former Georgia congressman said of Clinton’s 1998 House impeachment on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. “I drew a line in my mind that said, ‘Even though I run the risk of being deeply embarrassed, and even though at a purely personal level I am not rendering judgment on another human being, as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law, I have no choice except to move forward and say that you cannot accept ... perjury in your highest officials.”


Well well well....looks like Bill wasn't so bad after all huh Newt :-?
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:59 pm

Newt for President!!! ;-D
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Re: Newt didn't hate bill, he idolized him...

Postby knapplc » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:10 pm

BGbootha wrote:Newt didn't hate bill, he idolized him...


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery



Seriously, though - how can Newt Gingrich be considered a viable candidate for the presidency? The guy can't possibly have a chance, can he? :-o
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:14 pm

knapplc wrote:Seriously, though - how can Newt Gingrich be considered a viable candidate for the presidency? The guy can't possibly have a chance, can he? :-o

Reublican voters love him. But in the National election I don't think he'd have a chance. He has the same problem as Hillary IMO. For the majority of Americans their opinions on Hillary and Newt are already formed and nothing is going to change them.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:16 pm

I'm not going to advocate anything Newt did, nor does this mean that I like/respect/would vote for him. But the big difference is that while what Newt did is wrong and immoral, what Bill did was illegal. Having an affair in and of itself isn't against the law. Lying under oath is.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:27 pm

I absolutely do not care who anyone who is not me or my wife sleeps with. Newt could have been sleeping with Clinton during the investigation and it wouldn't change my opinion on either of them one iota.

Anyway, though I don't think he had a realistic shot at winning the presidential nomination, I wouldn't underestimate Newt's popularity among republican leaders and republican voters. He was probably the #1 republican in terms of name recognition and popularity during the Clinton administration (with the possible exception of Dole, based on the recognition he received during his presidential bid).

Speaking of Bob Dole...the first time I met him I reached out to shake his hand without thinking about his disability. Without missing a beat he just said "uhhh...I'm kinda a lefty, son." haha. I'm sure that happens to him all the time, but I felt kind of stupid for it. His responce was good though.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:14 pm

This wouldn't even be news if Newt hadn't gone after Clinton so vehemently.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:15 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:I'm not going to advocate anything Newt did, nor does this mean that I like/respect/would vote for him. But the big difference is that while what Newt did is wrong and immoral, what Bill did was illegal. Having an affair in and of itself isn't against the law. Lying under oath is.


Geez i'm not gonna get into it but lying about boinking another woman is about as serious as ripping the tags of a mattress and then lying about it under oath.
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Postby BGbootha » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:21 pm

Coppermine wrote:This wouldn't even be news if Newt hadn't gone after Clinton so vehemently.


Exactly, its the hipocrasy of the thing that I love. It was Newt who was leading the fight against Clinton for humpin, and now we find out that Newt was humpin as well.

Kinda makes you wonder who the woman was tho don't it. I mean Newt ain't exactly model material.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:25 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Big Pimpin wrote:I'm not going to advocate anything Newt did, nor does this mean that I like/respect/would vote for him. But the big difference is that while what Newt did is wrong and immoral, what Bill did was illegal. Having an affair in and of itself isn't against the law. Lying under oath is.


Geez i'm not gonna get into it but lying about boinking another woman is about as serious as ripping the tags of a mattress and then lying about it under oath.


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