Newt Gingrich fancies himself an academic. He has authored more than a dozen books. And after all, he did make more than a million bucks in his housing “historian” role for mortgage company Freddie Mac.But on Wednesday, a heckler in Iowa criticized Gingrich’s publishing career … and his infidelity. The heckler, who isn’t identified, said Gingrich claims money isn’t everything, yet he has had a lucrative publishing career. “And it seems like you have a Ph.D. in cheating on your wife,” he added.
Attendees at the University of Iowa discussion groaned after the man asked the question. But Gingrich responded: “How would you know anything about how a publisher sells books? I went to commercial publishers. They were in bookstores. People here who liked them could buy them. People who don’t like them didn’t have to buy them. It’s called freedom.”
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