After noting that within minutes of Rick Perry dropping out of the GOP primary race and endorsing Newt Gingrich, the announcement came that Gingrich's ex-wife, Marianne was, as he put it, “about to go Divorce Court on his ass”, Jon Stewart ripped on Gingrich for this not being the first, but the second wife that Gingrich divorced after finding out that they had a serious illness.
STEWART: Oh, it's the second of his three wives, Marianne. The Jan Brady, of Mrs. Gingrich's. The meat in his wife hoagie, The Empire Strikes back of his wives. The one that ends kind of sad, but in retrospect is really the best one. Well at least I can't imagine Marianne had as big a beef with the former Speaker than... as his first wife.
First wife cancer, second wife multiple sclerosis. Can Newt Gingrich be reclassified as a pollutant? A carcinogen? This guy's like the dioxin of husbands!
I think I’m going to be sick…and then Newt will leave me.
The Daily Show's “senior correspondent” John Oliver ultimately concluded that Gingrich's hypocrisy won't harm him in the GOP primary.
OLIVER: You are wrong Jon. You're simply wrong. Gingrich can simply make the case to voters, don't look at what I did. Look at the skill it took me to do it. With Washington hopelessly gridlocked, he can sell his audacity as a negotiating strength. Do you really think the Chinese want to go toe to toe on debt negotiations with a guy who tried to get his recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis wife to swing? No way! The Chinese don't stand a chance in those talks Jon. Their culture is based on shame and Newt Gingrich has none.