According to Reuters ABC has decided that their ethics permit them to air an interview with Marianne Gingrich tonight on Nightline, after an internal debate John posted about last night. Newt’s daughters from his first marriage (he divorced their mom to marry Marianne) have already issued a statement essentially saying we ought to ignore whatever that crazy bitch says.
Here’s my question: what could she possibly say that would end Newt Gingrich’s campaign? Watching Newt is like attending a freak show every day. At first, the two-headed calf and the bearded lady are riveting, but after a while they’re just part of the scenery, and it takes something really strange to catch your attention. For example, Newt said this yesterday:
The Republican contender told a forum of anti-abortion activists ahead of South Carolina’s primary election that as president he would ignore supreme court rulings he regards as legally flawed. He implied that would also extend to the 1973 decision, Roe vs Wade, legalising abortion.
“If the court makes a fundamentally wrong decision, the president can in fact ignore it,” said Gingrich to cheers.
I don’t know what that means in practice, but isn’t taking an oath to uphold the constitution and then ignoring it basically treason? Newt says shit like this every day, and a lot of the shabby and sordid details of his personal past have been well-publicized, and he’s still a contender. So what does Marianne think will sink his boat? Did he partial-term abort the baby of his underage black mistress with his bare hands while being fellated by an illegal immigrant rentboy? It had better be something that bad or worse, otherwise Marianne’s interview is just going to be a big fizzle.