What a fine, upstanding citizen Newtie is! And by “fine, upstanding”, I mean he cheats on sick wives:
Currently married to Callista Bisek, Newt Gingrich has been married three times. His two previous marriages ended in divorce after he had affairs with younger women and when his wives were seriously ill.
Not exactly Mr. Moral.
But wait! There’s more! According to CBS, companies that the presidential hopeful– who swearstogod he’s changed– runs, the businesses he is in charge of, are a tad slipshod when it comes to paying taxes:
Companies run by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich have faced overdue tax bills in four states worth more than $6,000, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press.
The tax liens, which generally allow governments to seize assets or property to settle tax bills, ranged in size from a $195 property tax bill in the Atlanta suburbs to $1,969 in unpaid Missouri taxes. Most of the liens were paid shortly after tax authorities filed them.
One exception was in Pennsylvania, where Gingrich Holdings Inc. last week paid off a $1,599 lien for unpaid corporate income taxes just days before Gingrich formally announced he would run against Democratic incumbent Barack Obama.
Georgia State University professor Jack Williams, who teaches multistate taxation:
“The lien stage is about as deep into the process you get before the taxing authority seizes your assets and sells that.”
As the cheating, hypocritical philanderer said, “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.”
Or to put it another way, I am so hopelessly patriotic that extremely embarrassing, despicable things just “happened” to me, things I couldn’t help, like boinking mistresses while my wives were really sick, or being completely irresponsible by not paying my tax bills.
I’m just an innocent bystander who is now doing puppy dog eyes to America, hoping voters have really short memories, really big hearts, and really deficient intellects.
Newt Gingrich: Hypocridiot-O’-The-Day.