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  "One of the real changes that comes when you start running for President — as opposed to being an analyst on Fox — is I have to actually know what I'm talking about." — Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, joking with a crowd in South Carolina on Nov. 29.

  "Under normal circumstances, Gingrich would have some real problems with the social-conservative community. But these aren't normal circumstances." — Tony Perkins, former Louisiana state representative and current head of the Family Research Council, explaining his support for Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. Gingrich, who is in his third marriage, has admitted to carrying on an affair with his current wife, Callista, while still married to his second wife, Marianne — and doing so while leading the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, whom the GOP lambasted as immoral. In 2009, Perkins told MSNBC, "I think all public servants need to be faithful to their vows of marriage. I can't imagine why voters would think politicians would be faithful to them if they're not faithful to their spouse."

  "As the great philosopher Emeril Lagasse said: Kick it up a notch." — Presidential candidate Herman Cain in Ohio on Nov. 30, signaling his campaign would continue despite charges that he, too, had an extramarital affair.


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