Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich reportedly owed up to $500,000 to Tiffany
Posted on 05/17/2011 12:02:44 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Newt Gingrich reportedly owed up to $500,000 to Tiffany Posted by Brian Montopoli
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who entered the 2012 presidential race just last Wednesday, is having an epically bad week. And it's only Tuesday.
On Sunday, Gingrich angered conservatives by criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan and semi-supporting an individual mandate for health care. Now he is being stung by a report that he carried up to $500,000 in debt to the Tiffany jewelry company - and may still be carrying it.
Politico got the scoop by looking at financial records filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives in 2005 and 2006. (CBS News has requested copies of the records, but has not yet seen them.) While Newt Gingrich has not been in the House since 1999, his wife, Callista Gingrich, worked for the House Agriculture Committee through 2007.
According to Politico, Callista Gingrich reported a "revolving charge account" at Tiffany and Company that she indicated was for the debt of her spouse. (A "revolving charge account" is a credit card.) She reported the debt to be in the range of $250,001 to $500,000.
Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler declined to comment on why the Gingriches were carrying the debt to the jewelry company - or whether they still carried it.
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And the sooner the better.
It costs a lot of money to support a high maintenance wife and multiple mistresses.
He could lower his standards, after all they certainly did.
That was my first thought. But maybe he has one of those piercings in his belly button or something, since I haven’t noticed anything obvious like earrings or a nose ring.
I’m not a Newtie fan at all, BUT
this is the same MSM that did more investigation of Joe the plumber Wurzelbacher in 24 hours than they did of Baraq in 24 months.
“And the sooner the better.”
Exactly. He’s a JERK. “Conservative” my a$$!
OTOH, you can't really think that Callista shares a bed with him because of his "brain?"
Yep, sucked enough air out of the room, time for him to go.
This reminds me of when my boss at our international trading company in Switzerland closed the office door and told me he wanted to show me something. Our company was owned by a billionnaire who resembled an ugly troll on a good day, and he used to breeze through Switzerland from time to time. After one visit, this wealthy man had purchased something for his much younger and pretty wife in one of the diamond-encrusted jewelry stores on the Bahnhofstrasse. He left it in my boss’s safe.
My boss, close to 80 years old, took out the expensive jewelry box to show me the most elegant sapphire and diamond necklace I’d ever seen. “Wow,” I breathed.
“But think,” my boss noted, “of what she has to do to get it.”
So that’s how a chubby dweeb gets wives. He just needs to go away and maybe he can still sell a few books before he totally self-destructs.
Too many breakfasts at Tiffany’s?
I’m not a big fan of Newt either. But, this is clearly character assassination time. It’s time to release negative stories about him to coincide with the start of his campaign. That’s why this is being reported now.
If true, this is sad. I wanted Newt in the race to bring some strong debating and ideas to the process... I knew he would eventually crash and burn as he predictability does. I had no idea it would be in the first week...
Just waiting to hear that he had a sex change operation when he was 18.
The teeny-bopper chick from the 80s? I wonder if he owed Debbie Gibson anything?
She’s had so many facelifts she can’t even close her eyes.
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