The Gingrich’s Sibling Disagreement

22Nov08

I saw this today on huffingtonpost and it just made me realize all of a sudden that what politician’s families thought of their famous relatives can be very interesting.

The idea that Newt Gingrich’s sis would differ from him politically would never occur to me, but here she is writing to him, in an open letter no less.

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3 Responses to “The Gingrich’s Sibling Disagreement”

  1. An interesting open letter. Apparently Newt has a complicated family life. It may in part explain his three marriages and his attraction to conservative causes.

    According to Wikipedia, Newt was born Newton Leroy McPherson on June 17, 1943. His natural father was Newton Searles McPherson. His mother later remarried career military man, Robert Gingrich, who adopted Newt. So Newt is an Army brat.

    His half-sister, Candace, was born June 2, 1966. Candace is an LGBT rights activist at the Human Rights Campaign and lives in Washington, D.C. with her female partner in Washington, D.C.

    Rather clearly Candace differs from Newt politically a great deal, but like him she is a political activist.

  2. I hate not having a review feature.

  3. 3 ken

    I love the Candace Gingrich letter.
    I hope more people will read it.


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