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Qtec
02-23-2011, 09:42 AM
This is good.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">PHILADELPHIA — Newt Gingrich's speech at the University of Pennsylvania Tuesday night quickly took a turn for the dramatic when the first student to question him brought up his admitted extra-marital affair and accused him of being “hypocritical” for espousing moral values.

"You adamantly oppose gay rights... but you've also been married three times and admitted to having an affair with your current wife while you were still married to your second," Isabel Friedman, president of the Penn Democrats, said to Gingrich. "As a successful politician who's considering running for president, who would set the bar for moral conduct and be the voice of the American people, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>how do you reconcile this hypocritical interpretation of the religious values that you so vigorously defend?"</span>


Friedman, a party activist, was clearly trying to provoke and embarrass Gingrich in front of the college crowd. Gingrich, speaking to about 800 at a speaker series event on the west Philadelphia campus, tried to cut off the question.

"I'll bet almost everybody here can gather the thrust of your question," he said. "I appreciate the delicacy and generosity in the way it was framed. ... I hope you feel better about yourself.

“I've had a life which, on occasion, has had problems,” he added. “I believe in a forgiving God, and the American people will have to decide whether that their primary concern. If the primary concern of the American people is my past, my candidacy would be irrelevant. If the primary concern of the American people is the future... that's a debate I'll be happy to have with your candidate or any other candidate if I decide to run."

Gingrich has admitted that he had an affair with a staffer, now his third wife, in the 1990s — <span style='font-size: 17pt'>the same time he was advocating for the impeachment of Bill Clinton in the wake of the former president’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky.</span>


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50021.html#ixzz1EnTf8q1K
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LOL


Q

Gayle in MD
02-23-2011, 10:18 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This is good.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">PHILADELPHIA — Newt Gingrich's speech at the University of Pennsylvania Tuesday night quickly took a turn for the dramatic when the first student to question him brought up his admitted extra-marital affair and accused him of being “hypocritical” for espousing moral values.

"You adamantly oppose gay rights... but you've also been married three times and admitted to having an affair with your current wife while you were still married to your second," Isabel Friedman, president of the Penn Democrats, said to Gingrich. "As a successful politician who's considering running for president, who would set the bar for moral conduct and be the voice of the American people, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>how do you reconcile this hypocritical interpretation of the religious values that you so vigorously defend?"</span>


Friedman, a party activist, was clearly trying to provoke and embarrass Gingrich in front of the college crowd. Gingrich, speaking to about 800 at a speaker series event on the west Philadelphia campus, tried to cut off the question.

"I'll bet almost everybody here can gather the thrust of your question," he said. "I appreciate the delicacy and generosity in the way it was framed. ... I hope you feel better about yourself.

“I've had a life which, on occasion, has had problems,” he added. “I believe in a forgiving God, and the American people will have to decide whether that their primary concern. If the primary concern of the American people is my past, my candidacy would be irrelevant. If the primary concern of the American people is the future... that's a debate I'll be happy to have with your candidate or any other candidate if I decide to run."

Gingrich has admitted that he had an affair with a staffer, now his third wife, in the 1990s — <span style='font-size: 17pt'>the same time he was advocating for the impeachment of Bill Clinton in the wake of the former president’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky.</span>


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50021.html#ixzz1EnTf8q1K
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LOL


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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“I've had a life which, on occasion, has had problems,” he added. “I believe in a forgiving God, and the American people will have to decide whether that their primary concern. If the primary concern of the American people is my past, my candidacy would be irrelevant. If the primary concern of the American people is the future... that's a debate I'll be happy to have with your candidate or any other candidate if I decide to run."

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<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Hypocrisy On Parade!

How much relentless digging into Bill and Hillary's past, did this raging hypocrite prosecute, and at what cost to Americans!

He is truly a pig!</span>

pooltchr
02-23-2011, 11:01 AM
I thought a politician's sex life was personal, and nobody's business.

Which way do you want it, Gayle?

Steve

Soflasnapper
02-23-2011, 02:21 PM
Even granting that proposition, it becomes a public matter when the party in question advocates one way in the public arena, and behaves differently in private.

That was the case with Gingrich, cheating on his wife with a House employee, which was known to the press, but which they refused to cover it, even as he personally pushed the House to impeach in that lame-duck session under somewhat parallel circumstances to his own situation.

pooltchr
02-23-2011, 02:48 PM
So, if a politician runs a campaign on fiscal responsibility, and accountability in government, but adds "Oh yeah, I'm a slut", then he has a free pass to do what he will without any public scruteny????

Steve

eg8r
02-24-2011, 09:30 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“I've had a life which, on occasion, has had problems,” he added. “I believe in a forgiving God, and the American people will have to decide whether that their primary concern. If the primary concern of the American people is my past, my candidacy would be irrelevant. If the primary concern of the American people is the future... that's a debate I'll be happy to have with your candidate or any other candidate if I decide to run."

</div></div>That was a fantastic answer.

eg8r

eg8r
02-24-2011, 09:35 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Even granting that proposition, it becomes a public matter when the party in question advocates one way in the public arena, and behaves differently in private.

</div></div>I think you are missing some history on the board. gayle swings both ways depending on the letter after the name, D or R. When this was coming out about Clinton she was pissed off it was even in the news. Yet when this happens to a Rep she is the first to bring it to the board.

eg8r