Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is arguably the most repulsive presidential hopeful in the history of the United States of America.
Though he is not the first admitted adulterer to seek the presidency, he is, perhaps, the first to blame his immoral and disgraceful behavior on “patriotism.”
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Responding to a question about the two marriage-ending affairs he had, each of which occurred while his wives were struggling with illnesses, one of which was during the time he was publicly condemning and impeaching President Clinton for adultery, the former Speaker told Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network:
"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 things happened in my life that were not appropriate. And what I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn't trapped in situation ethics, I was doing things that were wrong, and yet, I was doing them."The man (if you can call him that) is not only a hypocrite and a lying, arrogant and contemptuous sleazebag, he is, without a doubt, a cruel and mean human being.
If he believes (and he must) that the public will be persuaded by his latest attempt to rationalize his actions, he has completely lost his depraved mind.