01
Jul
11

the jewel in the gop crown

Washington Post: Employees of presidential candidate Newt Gingrich grew increasingly concerned in recent years about their boss’s purchases from luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co., worried that if he followed through on plans to run for president it could become a political liability.

The purchases included jewelry items valued as much as $300,000 for his wife’s Christmas gifts, selected each year during a fall Potomac River cruise sponsored by the jeweler. On a smaller scale, Gingrich spent about $40,000 over four years buying Tiffany trinkets as Christmas gifts for up to 100 employees…

… Gingrich and his wife maintained a $250,000 to $500,000 personal credit line at Tiffany in 2005 and 2006 … The Gingrich campaign recently confirmed to The Post that Gingrich maintained a second Tiffany credit line for $1 million…

… Gingrich campaign communication director Joe DeSantis declined to address the details offered by the employees, and dismissed their accounts as trivial. “Class warfare does not create jobs,” he said in a written statement. “Newt’s Jobs and Prosperity Plan will.”

… The employees said the Tiffany cruises became an annual outing for the couple to choose Callista’s Christmas presents.

… Sixteen Gingrich campaign staffers resigned on June 9 , claiming that Gingrich was allowing his wife to dictate the terms of his campaign schedule. The disagreement between staff and the candidate came to a head when Gingrich insisted he would go on a Greek cruise that Callista Gingrich had been planning for the couple.

Full article here

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Thank you Loriah!


11 Responses to “the jewel in the gop crown”


  1. 1 Fred
    July 1, 2011 at 10:27 am

    those employees sure as hell enjoyed those pricey gifts from Mr Bling Bling 🙄

  2. July 1, 2011 at 10:36 am

    All I can say is wow. A cruise so she could select her Christmas gifts. Oh yeah this is the couple to represent the middle class.

    • 3 M
      July 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      That cruise vacation info to pick out her Christmas gifts made me feel sick. Ugly, ugly people. I just keep picturing our amazing Flotus compared to this botox/tiffany’s creature. Callista should just stay on that cruise year round because she is not going o get anywhere near the white house!

  3. July 1, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I guess we know who his VP would be! Repubs, always so in-touch with reality.

  4. 5 meta
    July 1, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Could these people possibly be more creepy? And utterly focused on cruises and diamonds? Barf.

  5. 6 zizi
    July 1, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Yet with all that expensive bling, they CANNOT EVER match the class, beauty, brains, humanity, compassion, and fashion star qualities of First Lady Michelle Obama.

    See, Newtie, money can NEVER buy you the IT FACTOR that President and Mrs. Obama ooze effortlessly from their pinkies, let alone full beings. Just give it up already.

  6. 7 M
    July 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Great political cartoon by the way!

  7. 8 lisalovesobama
    July 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    This guy’s still around? 😐

    • 9 utaustinliberal
      July 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      That was my thinking also Lisa. Honestly I had forgotten he was even in the race. Seriously, Newt has a “Jobs and Prosperity Plan?” So the plan is to rake the coffers of the US Treasury and drape every inch of his morbidly rotund body in diamonds. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend Newt; they are not meant to make you look in the mirror and ask “Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”

      psst: the mirror says it’s Barack Obama and since Newt can’t handle it, he binges and purges on diamonds hoping for Paris Hilton to say: “That’s Hot.”

      • 10 lisalovesobama
        July 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm

        hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha! U have a wicked sense of humor 😆 But sooooo true 😆

  8. 11 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN A WOMAN WHO WORSHIPS THINGS THAT GO AROUND HER NECK. MAKES YOU WONDER WHERE HER PRIORITIES ARE!…OBVIOUSLY AT THE TIFFANY PALACE! NO SHOPPING AT WALMART FOR THIS WOMAN!


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