This really is amazing.
After quite a few phone calls and thanks to the unprecedented freedoms provided by the Patriot Act, I think I've uncovered the smoking gun.
Was this dangerous work? Potentially, but America's right to know trumps my own petty concerns for my family's personal safety.
Without further ado, I hereby submit a document which may very well sway the outcome of the 2012 Republican Presidential race: the original transcript of the letter written from former Speaker of the House New Gingrich to his then-wife, Marianne, proposing an "open marriage."
July 24, 2000
My Dearest Marianne,
Our marriage has always been one based upon love, trust and above all, reason. And that is precisely why I'm appealing to your sense of reason to hear me out, to understand that I am proposing this arrangement for the benefit of you, me and most of all, America.
No single argument is more or less important than another, so please read each with equal receptiveness. Let's begin.
You know how I'm really into history, and you know how I really like playing that game where I'm Abe Lincoln, the country lawyer, and one day while I'm shirtlessly building a log cabin, you walk up with a tin of water and tell me I look thirsty, and I say, "Then quench me, slave girl," even though Abe Lincoln never had slaves, although I would have had I actually been Abe Lincoln? Yeah, I won't make you do that anymore.
I can find someone else to mousse my furry chest.
I can get that whole "secretly attracted to Lewinsky" thing taken care of.
You're free to date and engage in physical relations with anyone of your choosing, even friends of mine...if I actually had any.
You can pursue someone whose required foreplay doesn't include a miniature jaws of life or other small hydraulic device to expose my Newt Flewt.
You will no longer wake up in the morning smelling of Old Spice and Domino's Cheesy Bread.
If I return home smelling of Love's Baby Soft and Grape Bubble Yum, I won't need to tell you she looked eighteen and claimed to be a lobbyist for the wine cooler industry.
I think you'll agree that this arrangement benefits all, especially you. Please respond soon, since I plan on being gone all weekend.
Your fuzzy love muffin,
I think the facts speak for themselves. You are a small man, Mr. Gingrich.