Adultery - Does Anyone Care???
Rudy Giuliani is a man of multiple women. 4 or more to be exact.
Rudy's first marriage was to his cousin and childhood sweetheart, Regina Peruggi. Rudy and Regine were married for 13 years. However, Rudy had this marriage annulled, supposedly after discovering that the sweethearts were second cousins instead of third cousins!
Giuliani left his cousin for another woman, Donna Hanover. Hanover is a D-list actress. She starred as Ruth Carter Stapleton in The People vs. Larry Flynt. Hanover has also appeared in episodes of Another World, Sex and the City, As the World Turns, Ally McBeal, The Practice, and my favorite - Law & Order!
Rudy married Hanover (who has recently found a new career as AOL's love-and-sex coach). She served as the First Lady of New York City from 1994-2002. After an affair with his press aide, Rudy met Judy Nathan. After his public and nasty divorce with Hanover was finalized, Rudy married Judy Nathan.
Like Rudy, two other divorced Republicans with a history of adultery have their eyes set on the White House. They are Senator John McCain and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
In 2000, John McCain became the first confessed adulterer to run for the Presidency. According to Nicholas Kristof of the NY Times...
McCain was still married and living with his wife in 1979 while "aggressively courting a 25-year-old woman who was as beautiful as she was rich." McCain divorced his wife, who had raised their three children while he was imprisoned in Vietnam, then launched his political career with his new wife's family money.
Recently, Steve Benen published a piece in the Washington Monthly entitled "High Infidelity - What if three admitted adulterers run for President and no one cares?" On Gingrich, Benen writes...
But the most notorious of them all is undoubtedly Gingrich, who ran for Congress in 1978 on the slogan, "Let Our Family Represent Your Family." (He was reportedly cheating on his first wife at the time). In 1995, an alleged mistress from that period, Anne Manning, told Vanity Fair's Gail Sheehy: "We had oral sex. He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, 'I never slept with her.'" Gingrich obtained his first divorce in 1981, after forcing his wife, who had helped put him through graduate school, to haggle over the terms while in the hospital, as she recovered from uterine cancer surgery. In 1999, he was disgraced again, having been caught in an affair with a 33-year-old congressional aide while spearheading the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton.After impeaching Bill Clinton - are the Republicans ready to nominate a confessed adulterer???? Will the Evangelical-wing of the GOP support the candidacy of a cheating man???