Saturday, November 19, 2011

One Less Legend

There are ample reasons to cast a cold eye at Newt Gingrich, but one less today:

Yet while the thrust of the story about his first divorce is not in dispute — Gingrich’s first wife, Jackie Battley, has said previously that the couple discussed their divorce while she was in the hospital in 1980 — other aspects of it appear to have been distorted through constant retelling.

Most significantly, Battley wasn’t dying at the time of the hospital visit; she is alive today. Nor was the divorce discussion in the hospital “a surprise” to Battley, as many accounts have contended. Battley, not Gingrich, had requested a divorce months earlier, according to Jackie Gingrich Cushman, the couple’s second daughter. Further, Gingrich did not serve his wife with divorce papers on the day of his visit (unlike a subpoena, divorce papers aren’t typically “served”).
I guess that means Gingrich gets at least one more week to be Not Romney.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's hope he gets about 50 more.

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Happy Bithday Ben!