See everybody, my love for my country made me do it. Uh huh. That's right. That's what is was: love of country! (Whew...)
'There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate,' said Gingrich. 'And what I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn't trapped in situation ethics, I was doing things that were wrong, and yet, I was doing them.'
You can read about it right here. (If you have the stomach for it, that is.)