Oh, what a web we mortals weave, etc. etc.
In the mid-1990s, while he was Speaker of the House and married to wife no. 2, Marianne Ginther, Newt Gingrich had an affair with a 23-years-younger House of Representatives staffer named Callista Bisek. In 2000, Newt married Callista shortly after divorcing Marianne.
But don’t be too sorry for Marianne. She herself was the other woman involved in an adulterous affair with the Newt when he was still married to wife no. 1, Jackie Battley! It was Battley who claimed that she was in her hospital bed recovering from surgery when Newt said he wanted a divorce. [Source: wiki]
This is what the husband-stealer, Callista, “a lifelong Catholic” (!), looks like:
Betcha those rocks around flaxen-haired Callista’s neck are part of the $500,000 (half a million bucks!) debt Newt — who preaches fiscal discipline for America — has with Tiffany’s.
- Newt did not take his presidential campaign seriously;
- He was lazy and refused to do the hard work of grassroot campaigning, preferring instead to rely on social media; and
- After his disastrous sniping at fellow Republican Paul Ryan’s budget plan, instead of working to put out the flames he himself had started, Newt and wife Callista took a two-week vacation, in defiance of his staff.
Hey, “lifelong Catholic” Callista and “newly converted to Catholicism” Newt: Ever heard of the 7th Commandment?