Skip to comments.Topless club owner: Gingrich group rescinded award
Posted on 10/01/2009 6:37:19 PM PDT by Saije
Newt Gingrich's conservative group gave - and then rescinded - a business award to a popular topless club in Texas, the proprietor said Thursday.
Dawn Rizos said she was looking forward to receiving the promised "Entrepreneur of the Year" award at a Washington, D.C., banquet from American Solutions for Winning the Future, which the former U.S. House speaker chairs.
After all, Rizos is the owner of The Lodge, which was named the Best Overall Club in America last year by ED Publications, which sponsors the gentlemen's club industry's annual convention and trade show.
But before she had a chance to dine on lobster bisque with Gingrich at the Oct. 7 awards dinner with some 50 other business leaders, the honor was yanked away. The group apparently confused Rizos' Dallas business, which is legally called DCG Inc., with one by the same name in Virginia.
"I honestly thought that Mr. Gingrich wanted to honor our company because it's very successful," Rizos said. "Really, what's two more people to dinner? How rude!"
She wondered how such a mistake could have occurred and questioned the about-face.
"I just don't understand why this is so taboo," she added. "You can see racier things on MTV than what goes on in this club."
Rick Tyler, a spokesman for Gingrich, declined to comment. Dan Kotman, American Solutions' press secretary, did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press.
A fax Rizos received from American Solutions in early September explained that she was being honored for "your success in building your business and recognition of the risks you take to create jobs and stimulate the economy."
...In the letter, American Solutions promised Rizos that she'd "dine privately with Newt," and have his ear on ways to "turn this country around."
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THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT PICS!!!! How will we know if she has the BEST club if we don’t see the pics?
How am I supposed to make any informed opinions on this piece if we don't follow the rules around here?!?!?!
>> But before she had a chance to dine on lobster bisque with Gingrich at the Oct. 7 awards dinner with some 50 other business leaders, the honor was yanked away.
Not to worry, Ms. Rizos. Frankly, lobster bisque is not all it’s cracked up to be.
And neither is Newt Gingrich.
I hear and obey. Here's a picture of Newt Gingrich and some chick, on a sofa.
ED Publications? Come on!
Exactly. Without pictures it is impossible to past judgement.
I see a fat Rino and some hag that is definitely GUILTY AS CHARGED. I say indecent exposure and reckless endangerment to start the list of charges.
That’s Gingrich. Stake out a position and two days later retreat from it.
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