Why, Newt indeed!

Who was responsible for the government shut-down of 1995, the longest in U.S. history?

Who was censured for ethics violations by a bipartisan vote of 395 to 28?

Who has been married and divorced three times?

Who resigned in shame after ethics violations?

Who married Jackie Battley, his former high school geometry teacher, when he was 19 years old and she was 26, in 1962?

Who left Battley after having an affair with Marianne Ginther, who is 23 years his junior, in the spring of 1980?

Who visited Battley while she was in the hospital, recovering from surgery, and wanted to discuss the terms of their divorce?

Who said, According to L.H. Carter, his campaign treasurer, said of Battley: “She’s not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer.”?

Who is 69 years old?

Who had an affair with Callista Bisek?

Who continued their affair during the Lewinsky scandal, while he was a leader of the investigation of President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with his alleged affairs?

Who said, “There’s no question at times in my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate.”

Who during the 1983 congressional page sex scandal, was among those calling for the expulsion of representatives Dan Crane and Gerry Stu?

Who said, upon being elected Republican Minority whip that they intend to “build a much more aggressive, activist party”?

Who was cited for 22 kited checks in the House Bank Scandal?

Against whom were eighty-four ethics charges were filed?

Who claimed tax-exempt status for a college course run for political purposes?

Who was sanctioned $300,000 on a 395-28 House vote in January 1997 following an investigation by the House Ethics Committee?

 Who wrote, “In my name and over my signature, inaccurate, incomplete and unreliable statements were given to the committee.”  

Who, according to The House Ethics Committee, concluded that inaccurate information supplied to investigators represented “intentional or … reckless” disregard of House rules?

Who and the Republican Party’s attempt to remove President Clinton from office were deeply unpopular among voters?

Who violated federal tax law and lied to the ethics panel in an effort to force the committee to dismiss the complaint against him, according to Special Counsel James M. Cole?

Who has a net worth of at least $6.7 million in 2010, compared to a maximum net worth of $2.4 million in 2006?

Who consulted for Freddie Mac, a home mortgage company, which was concerned about new regulations under consideration by Congress for payments of $1.6 million?, and then claimed it was for historical advice?

Whose wife oversees  Gingrich Productions, which in 2010, paid Gingrich more than $2.4 million?


About Jim

I've been leading outdoor environmental education in the YMCA since the 1970s. I love teaching nature, history, current events, being a dad, fixing stuff, groups, and general thinking.
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