In Newt Gingrich’s long history of statements that are pompous, ridiculous, offensive, or a combination of all three, this one may be the worst. It is from a 1989 statement to The Washington Post explaining why he fights with his second wife:
“It’s not even that it matters to me. It’s just the habit of dominance, the habit of being the center of my staff and the center of the news media.” He gives the marriage a “53-47” shot of surviving.
From Mother Jones April 7 article by Tim Murphy and David Corn entitled “Newt in His Own Words: 33 Years of Bomb-Throwing.”