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Is Newt Gingrich the Republican Party’s King David?

Remember King David?  David was God’s man of faith and power: a psalmist, a great leader, and a man after “God’s own heart.”  Unfortunately, David had issues with temptation, lust, adultery and murder.  Sound familiar?

Now the Republican Party is grappling with similar issues concerning a conservative candidate who, if he had comported himself in his personal life in a manner similar to progressive Republican Mitt Romney, we wouldn’t be having discussions about what happened 20 years ago.

But here we are, and Newton Leroy McPherson, aka Newt Gingrich, is a man with David-like qualities, likely the best representative for what the conservative wing of the Republican Party stands for, and the most likely able to slay a Goliath named Obama.

The Republican Party is desperate to find a candidate that can trounce Obama and dial back the country to its more Reaganesque past, thus Newt Gingrich is a candidate on the rise.  If Newt is taken down, it will be because when he wasn’t about the business of finding “American Solutions,” he spent too much time like King David, walking on rooftops and gazing upon Bathshebas in or around the halls of Congress.

Despite his brilliance, Newt’s one drawback is past appreciation for women who weren’t his wife. Gingrich is guilty of what King David did, and not once, but twice.  The former speaker’s ex-wives paid for it, and his grown daughters, regardless of what they say, surely carry the pain of their father’s betrayals.

Repentance or no repentance, conversion or not, like a pebble being thrown into a pool of water, even years later adultery has ongoing repercussions.  All American voters will be affected if Newt is Herman Cain-ed and shoved out of the running because of a salivating media who blithely excused Bill Clinton’s peccadilloes, but are more than willing to crucify Mr. Gingrich for his past mistakes.

Jackie Battley Gingrich was Newt’s first wife of 19 years.  Infamously, the Congressman surprised her while she was recovering in a hospital after surgery to remove a potentially cancerous tumor by asking her for a divorce.

At the time, Newt was anxious to be unattached from the mother of his children because he admittedly was seeing 28-year-old congressional aide Marianne Ginther Gingrich.  They married six months after his divorce from Jackie was finalized.

Nineteen years after Newt married Marianne, Callista became the third Mrs. Gingrich, and the duo have been gloriously joined at the hip now for 12 years. Question: What exactly was Gingrich thinking when he criticized Bill Clinton for committing adultery with Monica Lewinsky when he himself was married to Marianne and carrying on with a woman 23 years his junior?

With that in mind, until that 19-year mark comes and goes, the present Mrs. Gingrich shouldn’t get too comfortable.

And the Lord said to David: “You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.” Thus, twenty-odd years later, those initial adulterous ripples have made contact with Newt’s aspirations to become President of the United States, and have grown into waves smashing with great force against the side of his campaign.

Despite his admitted repentance and ability to explain his way out of any situation, Newt is presently being sucked into a vortex of disgrace. Why? Because there are four people involved in a twenty-year-old scandal: three wives – two of whom are former mistresses – and the perpetually married Mr. Gingrich.

Based on his own admission, we know that the presidential hopeful cheated on his two ex-wives with two congressional aides, both of whom he eventually married. That means at the bare minimum we have three people with a history of being less than truthful.

There’s Newt, who may be a great debater, historian, and politician, but who’s past track record in the veracity department does leave a lot to be desired.  Then there’s Marianne Ginther Gingrich, second wife/woman scorned.  Marianne’s tawdry story may or may not be true, because let’s face it – when Ms. Ginther was a congressional aide she had no problem skulking about with a married man.

And let’s not forget the perfectly-coifed Callista who, besides carrying on with another woman’s husband, is also a published author, player of the French horn, singer in the choir at the Basilica of the National Shrine, and creator of Ellis the Elephant. First lady hopeful Callista followed in Marianne’s footsteps and did to Marianne what Marianne did to Jackie.

Even still, like King David, Gingrich does have the potential to be a great leader.  The American people would benefit greatly with Newt as president, but if what happened to Herman Cain – with a lot less evidence – is any example, it remains to be seen whether Newt’s dream will ever come to pass.

A modern day reenactment of an ancient king’s fall from grace may or may not end up being Newt Gingrich’s downfall. Unlike King David, who slew Uriah to cover his sin, thankfully in Newt’s case no one lost their life in the literal sense.  However, if the resurrected scandal sticks, conservatives who have been faithful to Newt and the principles he espouses could be in for a political death of epic proportions.

Did Cruising with Callista Doom Newt’s Campaign?

Originally posted at American Thinker

This week America found out 16 members of presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s campaign staff up and quit! When hearing about the mass exodus, the immediate thought that came to mind was: “Callista!” Why? Because ever since Newt Gingrich snagged himself a wife 22 years his junior, “he’s been acting like a lovesick school boy.”

In case you’ve never seen Callista, although 17 years Christie Brinkley’s junior the impeccably dressed Mrs. Gingrich could pass for an tightly wound version of the super model’s mother.

Callista Gingrich certainly looks prim and proper and considers herself a “devoted Catholic.”  In fact, Mrs. Gingrich even sings in “the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.”  Yet, to this day it’s still hard to get past the fact that when not singing Ave Maria, Callista apparently had little problem dating the husband of a woman deep in the throes of MS.

After a quarter century and a two-part documentary entitled “Recovering God in America,” the couple now claim that while Newt was vilifying Bill Clinton for immorality and leading the charge for his impeachment, their adulterous relationship merely had a “non-traditional start” – a start that, at the time, ambushed Newt’s promising political career.

With her “double strand pearls” neatly in place, Callista dated and married Newt Gingrich, and while always “adamant about going to Mass,” not that it’s a bad thing, convinced the former Speaker of the House to convert from a lifelong Southern Baptist into a born-again Catholic. French horn player Callista even managed to wangle her way into the lofty position of “President” of Gingrich Productions.

Callista’s demeanor is indicative of a woman whose shoeboxes are probably well organized.   Now we come to find out that her jewelry drawer is full of trinkets bestowed upon her by her “fiscally conservative” senior citizen lover/husband Newt.  According to financial disclosures filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives, “In 2005 and 2006, the former House speaker turned presidential candidate carried as much as $500,000 in debt to the premier jewelry company.”

Evidently, the little woman is doing one helluva bang-up job over there at Gingrich Productions.

Callista must have been worth the losses Gingrich’s political career sustained, because for years now the twice-divorced, thrice-married Newt Gingrich hasn’t been able to complete a single sentence without mentioning Callista’s name.  Every other word out of the former House speaker’s mouth is “Callista and I” this and “Callista and I” that.

Gingrich’s adulterous relationship reduced the once powerful speaker from a potential presidential contender into an infatuated doughboy being led around by a woman with very stiff bleached blonde hair.  The only person in Mrs. Gingrich’s league is tomcat Rudy Giuliani’s wife, nurse Judy, a woman with a nonstop grin and wide-eyed stare rivaled only by Callista’s.

One thing’s for sure – after this week, it seems Callista hostessing White House state dinners is no longer a threat. The peroxided paramour who helped administer the death blow to Newt Gingrich’s political aspirations in the 1990’s, after all these years of trying to remediate his sullied reputation, has again managed to put an end to a potential bid for the White House. Only this time it’s over a Mediterranean cruise.

Political consultant Rich Galen, who worked for Mr. Gingrich in the 1990’s, said “We have all had to deal with campaign spouses, whether male or female. But in this case it appears that Speaker Gingrich may have been a lot more solicitous to his wife’s desires and her interventions in the campaign than most candidates are.”  Ya think?

Fred Barnes, editor of the Weekly Standard, claims Callista “won the argument” with campaign managers about whether or not the couple should take the voyage on board the Seabourn Odyssey. So this time, Callista managed to shipwreck Newt’s presidential bid over a cruise to Greece and Turkey. Newt’s decision to submit to Callista “was the last straw for his campaign team,” most of whom decided to take a permanent vacation not with, but from, Mr. and Mrs. Gingrich.

Truth is, if a meat-packer’s daughter wields the power to convince an influential political power broker to install her as the president of his corporation; abandon a sick wife; convert from Protestantism to Catholicism; and run up a half-million dollar tab at Tiffany’s, then wants to take a vacation, it’s not likely she’ll take “No” for an answer.

Fred Barnes, assessing Newt Gingrich’s tendency to make poor choices, confirmed something that’s been obvious to many of those on the right for awhile: “The problem [is Newt’s] wife.”

Same as she did back in the 1990’s, according to Barnes, this year “Callista Gingrich gradually emerged as Gingrich’s most influential adviser.” Like the pied piper of love, on her French horn Callista Louise tooted out a couple of bars of the “Love Boat” theme, pointed toward the gangplank, and like a smitten lap dog Newt followed the blonde in the pricey bling, and in so doing probably sealed his political fate.

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