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Sunday, October 30, 2011

The False Urban Legend of the Speaker's First Divorce

Allow me to be blunt for just a moment and say that I am sick to death of the "urban legend" that has grown up about Newt and his divorce from his first wife (the infamous "he served her the divorce papers while she was in the hospital" tale). As is the case with so many other stories over the years, the myth has far outgrown the truth - and no one seems very interested in learning that truth.

Thankfully, Jacke Cushman - Newt's daughter from that first marriage - has penned a column setting the record straight. People can take 30 seconds to spread a rumor; are they willing to take a few minutes to learn the truth?

You can read Jackie's column in its entirety here.

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