If only had been more of a patriot, I might have enjoyed a little extramarital nookie too:

Newt Gingrich (R-GA) loves the country so much that it has caused him to stray from his marriages.

At least, that what the former House speaker seemed to be saying in a recent interview with CBN's David Brody.

"There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate," Gingrich said.

In fact Gingrich, the man who presided over the House that impeached President Clinton for lying about a blow job, felt so passionately about this country that he presented his first wife with divorce papers while she was in the hospital recovering from surgery for uterine cancer, and informed his second wife of his six-year affair with his third-to-be, the day number two learned that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Yup, he's a regular Nathan Fucking Hale.