Conservatives can tolerate divorce, cheating and hypocrisy. We're about to find out if they draw the line at swinging. Newt Gingrich's ex-wife Marianne Gingrich will appear on Nightline tonight with claims that Newt asked her for an open marriage…
In her most provocative comments, the ex-Mrs. Gingrich said Newt sought an "open marriage" arrangement so he could have a mistress and a wife.
She said when Gingrich admitted to a six-year affair with a Congressional aide, he asked her if she would share him with the other woman, Callista, who is now married to Gingrich.
"And I just stared at him and he said, 'Callista doesn't care what I do,'" Marianne Gingrich told ABC News. "He wanted an open marriage, and I refused."
This is all in the past. After all, Newt Gingrich signed The Family Leader pledge. And that's a much stronger commitment than a wedding vow.
Once again, thank you, universe, for making us think about the sex life of a person we didn't remotely want to picture naked. I guess Herman Cain wasn't punishment enough.
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