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  1. Patters

    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Sep 13, 2004
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    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has decided to break with President Bush.

    Sources close to Mr. Gingrich said that, after having kept silent for more than a year, he has become openly critical of the administration, portraying the president as a weak man akin to Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. The former House speaker has warned conservatives not to expect anything from the White House over the remaining two years and instead focus on building a base for leadership for 2008.

    "Newt bit his tongue for months and now feels he has to tell his base the truth: the White House does not have the will or the power to promote any agenda," a source close to Mr. Gingrich said.

    The sources said Mr. Gingrich, who refuses to commit to a presidential bid in 2008, blames White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove for Mr. Bush's mistakes, including the loss of Congress in 2006. They said Mr. Gingrich's criticism of the top Bush political adviser has been considered by the president and this could lead to Mr. Rove's early departure.
  2. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Another flip flopping Republican jockeying for position, but if you think Clinton had no morals there is documentation he used to get bj's from interns in the back of cars.. he might be a proponent of family values, but is a very poor role model and will get killed on the campaign trail. The beat goes on and on...


    For one thing, Gingrich pioneered a denial of adultery that some observers would later christen "the Newt Defense": Oral sex doesn't count. In a revealing psychological portrait of the "inner" Gingrich that appeared in Vanity Fair (September 1995), Gail Sheehy uncovered a woman, Anne Manning, who had an affair in Washington in 1977 with a married Gingrich.

    "We had oral sex," Manning revealed. "He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, 'I never slept with her.'" She added that Gingrich threatened her: "If you ever tell anybody about this, I'll say you're lying."

    Manning was then married to a professor at West Georgia, the backwater college where Gingrich taught. "I don't claim to be an angel," she told Sheehy, but "he's morally dishonest."

    Gingrich refused to comment on Manning's charges, though he has admitted sexual indiscretions during his first marriage -- hey, it was the '70s, man! But Newt's oral sex denial proved embarrassing at a time when he was the secular leader of the "family values" crowd, appearing frequently at Christian Coalition gatherings.

    ....When it comes to sex, money and the White House, Gingrich is wise to remain hesitant to resume his once obligatory role of attack dog. Better that he growl harmlessly, while staying securely on his leash.
    SALON | Aug. 28, 1998
  3. All_Around_Brown

    All_Around_Brown In the Starting Line-Up

    Jan 3, 2005
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    I would love to see that scumbag run.
  4. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 15, 2006
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    Newt Gingrich? Who cares? The guy is a tard. All he ever seems to talk about it Jesus, God, and whackerisms. I saw where people said he might run for president. HA! What for? He's a has been.

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