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WATCH: Newt Gingrich’s Lesbian Half-Sister Respectfully Tears Him a New One On Rachel Maddow

Candance Gingrich is our new favorite lesbian relative of a major American politician. (Eat your heart out, Mary Cheney.)

The fiercely intelligent lady went on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show last night to talk about her megalomaniac half-brother, Newt, and had some pretty awesome sound bites. The two lady lovers to take ol’ Newty down a peg without sounding bitter or unprofessional.

Here’s a few highlights:

On who she’s voting for next year:

At the end of the day, [Newt is] wrong—he’s definitely on the wrong history of side of history when it comes to [gay] issues… The Human Rights Campaign and I are going to be working really really hard on, to make sure Obama gets reelected next year, no matter who the Republican candidate is.

On whether Gingrich family holiday dinners are awkward:

“We’ve always been mutually [respectful] of each other and our abilities and our desires to change the world…  The catch is, when they’re at a Christmas gathering sitting across the dinner table from us, he and Castilla still have way more rights than me and my wife, Rebecca, and I do.”

On Newt’s snubbing her wedding:

“He was absolutely invited—we invited him and Callista personally. They happened to be on some other continent on the day of the actual ceremony.”

Well played, Candace. We’re hoping to see more of you as Newt continues along his (hopefully short) campaign trail.

On:           Dec 8, 2011
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    • dvlaries

      Thanks Candace. Merry Christmas.

      Dec 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair

      I assume she got her job through her brother’s notoriety. So another inarticulate dingbat has joined good old boy gay leadership, while the drooling masses cheer. Please Mary.

      Dec 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Huffington Post ran an article about her and her brother and picked a picture where she looked ridiculous. It looked like she had just rolled out of bed. They specifically ignored all the other pics and went for one where she absolutely looked as butch as possible.

      Then, over on “Modern Family” The show that at first told gays they were lucky they even HAD a gay couple on the show, then under protest finally had their gay couple share a brief kiss only to retreat to affection-less neuterdom right after again, the entire last episode was a love letter/advertisement for Target which still hasn’t totally changed it’s anti-gay ways.

      THESE are the publications and TV shows that are supposedly gay friendly…man, with friends like these….

      Dec 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • keke

      I was wondering when they were going to drag out sister dearest !
      Thanks Candace

      Dec 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LLM

      STFU, K. Keep your gendered opinions to yourself. Is this seriously all you have to say?

      Dec 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair

      @scribe31: She didn’t seem well spoken to me. She didn’t take down her brother by citing any of his nut kookery. She didn’t even rise to the standard level of the media’s non issues.
      Darling. Of course you haven’t studied rhetoric, and you have the leadership you deserve.

      Dec 8, 2011 at 11:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      Well she confirmed what we all already knew so that is a good thing.

      Dec 9, 2011 at 1:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James


      Bigoted much?

      Dec 9, 2011 at 2:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeff

      I agree with WillBFair.

      I assume she got her job through her brother’s notoriety. So another inarticulate dingbat has joined good old boy gay leadership, while the drooling masses cheer. Please Mary.

      Dec 10, 2011 at 1:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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