The New Yorker has delivered a masterful study of Newt Gingrich and his third wife, Callista. Two gems:
"[Callista] has not been granting interviews, with the exception of a brief on-camera conversation with the Christian Broadcasting Network. The resulting story, which also included interviews with Rick Perry’s wife, Anita, and Jon Huntsman’s wife, Mary Kaye, was called 'A Tale of Three Wives.' Until recently, the title appeared on the home page of Gingrich’s campaign Web site, leading many visitors to wonder if they could click through to an explanation of the candidate’s complicated marital history."
"According to Ginther [Gingrich's second wife], he asked Callista to marry him before he told Ginther he wanted a divorce—while he was championing the Personal Responsibility Act. 'He believes that what he says in public and how he lives don’t have to be connected,' Ginther said. 'If you believe that, then, yeah, you can run for President.'"