This is one endorsement it’s safe to say Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich was not courting.
In a blatant – and unavoidably successful – bid for publicity, extramarrital affairs website Ashleymadison.com has unveiled a giant billboard supporting the formerly philandering White House contender. It cheekily proclaims: “Faithful Republican… Unfaithful Husband,” reports the political website Think Progress.
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The billboard – which had gone up roadside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania – comes complete with a picture of Gingrich with his finger on his lips in a “ssh” gesture. The surging GOP contender has an infamously checkered past when it comes to fidelity, with two of his three marriages ending in divorce after he had affairs with younger women.
The dating website – which adopts the tagline “Life is short, Have an affair” – has no qualms about the poster. “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 Noel Biderman, the founder of the cheaters website, as reported by Think Progress.
Perhaps Gingrich can take heart from the old advertising maxim: there’s no such thing as bad publicity.