Tired of everybody picking on Newt Gingrich for a couple of marital infidelities?
Well, travel to Morrisville, Pennsylvania and you can see a billboard giving Newt a high-five for his wanderings.
The sign shows a smiling Newt next to the words: “Faithful Republican…Unfaithful Husband.” The point is apparently that a great leader doesn’t have to be monogamous.
Who would push such a message?
It’s Ashley Madison, an extramarital dating website that describes itself as “the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters.”
It’s home page opens with the come-on, “Life is Short: Have an Affair.”
I picked this up from Will Bunch’s blog, Attytood.
“Now that Newt is the leading contender in the race for the GOP nomination, we felt compelled to make a point to illustrate how times have changed when a serial divorcee/adulterer is capturing the hearts of the American people,” said Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman on the blog, Fishbowl DC.
You might enjoy hearing WHYY host Marty Moss-Coane put Biderman through his paces on her show Radio Times. Listen to her 2009 episode on marital infidelity here.
This moral relativism in all this reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where George Costanza is called into his boss’s office after the boss learns that George had sex with the cleaning woman at his desk.
After a pause, George looks up and says, “Was that wrong?”