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Newt tells Daddy D about humpin' around during Bill Clinton persecution

The amount of GOP hypocrisy never ceases to amaze me; it’s so outlandish at this point that the party should just call it a day. Newt told Focus on the Anus‘s Daddy D about his adulterous fooling around, even as Gingrich attacked Bill Clinton for the Lewinsky affair. (AP):

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged he was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group.

“The honest answer is yes,” Gingrich, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, said in an interview with Focus on the Family founder James Dobson to be aired Friday, according to a transcript provided to The Associated Press. “There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There’s certainly times when I’ve fallen short of God’s standards.”

Even better, Newt pre-emptively takes on the hypocrisy charge with this laughable statement:

Gingrich argued in the interview, however, that he should not be viewed as a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton’s infidelity.

“The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge,” the former Georgia congressman said of Clinton’s 1998 House impeachment on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. “I drew a line in my mind that said, ‘Even though I run the risk of being deeply embarrassed, and even though at a purely personal level I am not rendering judgment on another human being, as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law, I have no choice except to move forward and say that you cannot accept … perjury in your highest officials.”

The article also notes the infamous story of ethically and morally challenged Gingrich telling his first wife he wanted a divorce while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery.

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