QUOTING A HIT PIECE ON NEWT FROM POLITICO: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/68728.html
Gingrich also confronts the oft-told story that he asked his first wife for a divorce while she was on her deathbed.
“This story is a vicious lie,” according to [Newt on his new] page. “It was first reported by a left-wing magazine in the 1980s based on heresay and has survived in left-wing chat rooms on the Internet until today. It is completely false.”
The page refers and links to a column one of Gingrich’s daughters wrote earlier this year about the incident.
“The column reveals that 1) It was her mother that requested the divorce, not Newt, and it was months before the hospital visit in question; 2) Her mother was in the hospital to remove a tumor, but it was benign, and she is still alive today; 3) Newt visited the hospital for the purpose of taking his two children to see their mother, not to discuss a divorce.”
AND A FOLLOW-UP PIECE – ALSO BY POLITICO: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/68728.html
“What these accusers are ignoring is that the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton were due to the fact that the president committed perjury in front of a sitting federal judge, which is a felony. As the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt felt that he had a duty to uphold the rule of law by pursuing impeachment. He stands by that decision today.”
The good news is - Newt has created a new website entitled: ANSWERING THE ATTACKS: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT – NEWT’S POSITIONS ON THE ISSUES AND HIS RECORD
Read it and weep, Politico!