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Yesterday was a Charles Dickens Day for Newt Gingrich.

It was the best of times as Governor Rick Perry stopped his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and threw his support to Newt who, in turn, gave public thanks. I’m a little confused here. Wasn’t the former Speaker of the House one of those Washington insiders that Perry criticizes? Regardless, there is one less contender in the race and Gingrich seems to be gaining momentum.

But it was also the worst of times as Marianne Ginther, Newt’s second wife, went public with her version of the waning days in their marriage. Evidently, Newt was having an affair with Callista Bisek at the time and wanted Marianne to accept this. I’m not sure why she wouldn’t, because Newt had an affair with her while married to his first wife, Jackie Battley. However, she did not agree and used the term “open marriage” on ABC’s “Nightline” last night.

It’s all very confusing, and it makes me wonder: “Is Newt more Mormon than Mitt?”

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