Don't tell me this is a coincidence.
The same day Willard Romney begins his new round of personal attacks to stop Newt Gingrich's rise in the polls in the South Carolina primary, the Drudge Report says ABC News is sitting on an interview with Newt's second wife, Marianne, and is debating the ethics of releasing it before the important primary
Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband’s career with a single interview.
Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours, and her explosive revelations are set to rock the trail.
But now a “civil war” has erupted inside of the network, an insider claims, on exactly when the confession will air!
ABCNEWS suits determined it would be “unethical” to run the Marianne Gingrich interview so close to the South Carolina Primary, a curious decision, one insider argued, since the network has aggressively been reporting on other candidates.
A decision was tentatively made to air the interview next Monday, after all votes have been counted.
Like I said, the timing of this is suspicious....REALLY suspicious. Herman Cain's candidacy was killed by anonymous allegations of sexual harassment, which have all but disappeared. Now, Newt's ex is looking to torpedo his candidacy before a primary that could stymie Romney.
Curious as to what, if any contact, the ex-Mrs. Gingrich may have with GOP elites, and if she might support Mittens. Sorry, I can't help but wonder these things.
A poster at FreeRepublic found this from a 1995 PBS show, "The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich." Very interesting comments from Marianne Gingrich, when they were married at the time.
But his greatest presidential stumbling block may be right under his nose. At home, Newt's second wife, Marianne Ginther Gingrich, tells me she doesn't see herself in the First Lady's job. "Watching Hillary has just been a horrible experience," commiserates Marianne. "Hillary sticking her neck out is not working."
What happens if Newt runs?, I ask.
"He can't do it without me," she replies. "I told him if I'm not in agreement, fine, it's easy" --she giggles at her naughtiness. "I just go on the air the next day, and I undermine everything...I don't want him to be president and I don't think he should be."
Let me warn the GOP establishment if you're behind putting the ex-Mrs Gingrich out in order to hasten Romney as the nominee, you will be cutting off your nose to spite your face, because from what I'm seeing, the base will stay at home if Mitt is the nominee.
You've been warned...bank on it!
UPDATE: Right Scoop has audio of Mark Levin blasting ABC for the smear campaign against Newt, and ignoring Obama's past.