Friday, January 20, 2012


Keith Ablow is a right-wing psychiatrist who appears regularly on Fox News; he also co-authored a parenting book with Glenn Beck. Now he's written an opinion piece for entitled -- wait for it -- "Newt Gingrich's Three Marriages Mean He Might Make a Strong President -- Really." Here's Ablow's reasoning -- and I hope you're sitting down for this:

1) Three women have met Mr. Gingrich and been so moved by his emotional energy and intellect that they decided they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with him.

2) Two of these women felt this way even though Mr. Gingrich was already married.

3 ) One of them felt this way even though Mr. Gingrich was already married for the second time, was not exactly her equal in the looks department and had a wife (Marianne) who wanted to make his life without her as painful as possible.

Conclusion: When three women want to sign on for life with a man who is now running for president, I worry more about whether we'll be clamoring for a third Gingrich term, not whether we’ll want to let him go after one.

Yes, America, we all share their terrible taste in men!

Wait, there's more:

4) Two women -- Mr. Gingrich's first two wives -- have sat down with him while he delivered to them incredibly painful truths: that he no longer loved them as he did before, that he had fallen in love with other women and that he needed to follow his heart, despite the great price he would pay financially and the risk he would be taking with his reputation.

Conclusion: I can only hope Mr. Gingrich will be as direct and unsparing with the Congress, the American people and our allies. If this nation must now move with conviction in the direction of its heart, Newt Gingrich is obviously no stranger to that journey.

Wow. Just wow. Um, so does this mean that, after 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, when we felt the need to be merciless to foreign enemies, we should have elected a president who was a wife-killer?

Here's my question: Does Ablow actually believe any of this nonsense? Or are you just assigned to write pieces like this when you walk into the Fox News offices every day, the way Winston Smith gets assigned to rewrite stories for the newspapers of Oceania?

(Via Rod Dreher, who for all his faults, is also appalled.)


ploeg said...

Makes perfect sense to me. Naturally those women sensed Gingrich's power and sought the life essence. As you probably have heard, Gingrich does not avoid women, but he does deny them his essence.

gocart mozart said...

I'll go with the Winston Smith hypothosis but only because he wasn't wearing a straight jacket when he said it.

Danp said...

I'm afraid that because of Calista's looks and the ex-wives' stories, that our grandchildren will never know the difference between Newt and John McCain.

c u n d gulag said...


That is 11th Dimensional hackery!

If you can write claptrap like this about Gingrich, you must be able to do wonders for anyone's image.

'Doc Ablow, your assignment today at FOX is to clean up the image of Ted Bundy.
The articles going to be called, "Ted Bundy - The Man Who Loved Women Too Much!

Is this guy a real doctor, or did he just play one while diddling his sister when he was a boy, and liked the way "Dr. Ablow" sounded?

Ten Bears said...

If I get sick, will it go away?

Tom Hilton said...

So what happens when Canada falls in love with him and he asks for an open presidency?

c u n d gulag said...

It doesn't matter.

Newt's off fucking Mexico right now.
Or, rather, getting another blowjob, since that, in good-old-boy morals, ain't fuckin', and therefore, it ain't sex.

And cute little, brown-skinned, Juanita is sweeta' than those ice-cold beyotch's, Callista and Canada.