First, Newt’s ex is an idiot. He was plugging her while he was married to wife #1, and suddenly she’s surprised when he treats his marriage to her with the same respect and reverence as he did wife #1? This is the same stupidity of Maria Shcriver being “unaware” that Arnie was impregnating the help. The dude was a wild cocksmith when he was courting her, and she thought she could tame that beast?And that got me thinking. Where's a whole school of Country music for "done me wrong" songs. Case in point:
The lyrics cut to the heart of the matter:
If I had your nameWhy is her legal name still "Gingrich"? If what she says about him is true, she must have been mad as an ol' wet hen at him. Srlsy. So why didn't she change her name and be done with him.
I'd be changin' it right now
I'm sympathetic to the "wronged woman" idea*, but come on. This is 15 minutes of fame, nothing more. Good thing that she isn't the wronged Mrs. ex-Obama, though, because then this would clearly not be newsworthy.
Prediction: nobody cares. Just as the public began suffering scandal fatigue during the Clinton years, the last few months of media hyperventilating over the scandal du jour is creating antibodies in the Body Public. If they really want to get people's attention, they probably should bring a real scandal.
* I like me some Country Music, if nothing else.