She's gonna blow!
Marianne Gingrich is out to destroy Newt - she's going to spill the beans - and some people are pissed.
I don't care.
Did you know that Lawrence Welk was a wife beater? - in other words - he beat up his wife. What? I wanted to make it clear that readers understood that he beat up his wife and not just random wives in the audience, so I said the same thing twice. What?*
How do I know? Well, my mother always told us that as she and my dad danced together in our living room, to the music of the Champagne Orchestra on the Lawrence Welk Show, while it aired each Saturday night.
Here's a curious factoid: At the time, few people knew Mamie Eisenhower was an alcoholic - or so I was told later, by an actor who played her in an underground film titled, "Tricia's Wedding". Mrs. Eisenhower was never glamorous - so I don't think anyone really cared.*
This post has nothing to do with anything.
I cannot find any verification regarding Mr. Welk's treatment of his wife. As noted, it is just something my mother frequently repeated - she probably read it in a magazine. From all accounts, Welk was a virtuous man devoted to his family and his faith.
Likewise, the rumors about Mrs. Eisenhower are false. Mamie suffered from Meniere's Disease, a disorder of the inner ear. It caused her to suffer bouts of severe dizziness that caused her to stumble at times. This resulted in false rumors that she was an alcoholic based on her public stumbling.
As it turns out, this post is indeed about something and is quite significant, especially as it concerns tale bearing and repeating unsubstantiated rumors. Mea culpa.