Political scandal time at Erotic News! According the Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife Marianne Gingrich, her little Newt asked for an ‘open marriage,’ confessing to an affair and suggesting they stay married while allowing him to maintain his extramarital relationship as well. What’s really interesting was the hypocrisy and timing of this request…
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The real sex news here is that at the same time that Gingrich was asking his then-second wife to be a little flexible with their marriage vows, he was defending “traditional family values” and still continued to speak out about traditional marriage as being between one man and one woman (aka, he’s a total anti-gay bigot).
He also vigorously endorsed the impeachment proceedings against then President Clinton because of Monica Lewinsky.
This isn’t just about Republicans: Eliot Spitzer was brought down as governor of New York when it was discovered that he’d been a longtime paying client of a prostitution service, despite a history of prosecutions against the sex trade industry; as well there were levels of improper actions associated with the money exchanged for the sexual services Spitzer received.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, when politicians seem a little to high up on their high moral horses, it’s usually because they have something to hide.