Monday, October 27, 2008

Hey Newt ... Which Marriage Are You Protecting?

Your first, second or third?

Newt Gingrich has been married three times. His first wife, Jackie Battley, was his former high school geometry teacher. He married her when he was 19, she was 26. They had two daughters. In 1980, Newt served Jackie with divorce papers while she was still in the hospital undergoing treatment for cancer. What a guy!!

Six months after his divorce from Jackie was final, Newt wed Marianne Ginther. He remained married to Marianne until 2000, when they divorced. Funny thing about this one is that Newt was having an affair with a young woman on his staff at the same time he was leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton. As Alanis Morissette would say "Isn't it ironic."

So soon after his SECOND divorce, Newt married Callista Bisek. Maybe third time is charm for ol' Newt, but if Callista likes being married to the guy she better never leave him alone with another woman!

Oh, and a fun aside to this marriage is that during the time Callista worked in Newt's congressional office she received a couple of pretty healthy salary increases, around $19,000 one year, without the benefit of either a promotion or title change. Looks like the taxpayers were paying for this dalliance!


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