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Newt Gingrich reportedly owed up to $500,000 to Tiffany
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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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: assassination; character; fung; gingrich; jewelry; newt; newtgingrich; tiffany
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Self destruct.......
1 posted on 05/17/2011 12:02:46 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

And the sooner the better.


2 posted on 05/17/2011 12:05:44 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sub-Driver

It costs a lot of money to support a high maintenance wife and multiple mistresses.


3 posted on 05/17/2011 12:05:44 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: No Socialist

He could lower his standards, after all they certainly did.


4 posted on 05/17/2011 12:06:50 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sub-Driver
Has Politico ever looked at any financial statement of the Obama’s since day one?
5 posted on 05/17/2011 12:07:07 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: No Socialist

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.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 12:07:32 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: CaptainK

Great question.

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.


7 posted on 05/17/2011 12:09:22 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, toast!!!


8 posted on 05/17/2011 12:09:58 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“And the sooner the better.”

Exactly. He’s a JERK. “Conservative” my a$$!


9 posted on 05/17/2011 12:10:02 PM PDT by Levante
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To: Sub-Driver
I remember when he became Speaker..in his office he had models of dinosaurs and a stuffed moose...

OTOH, you can't really think that Callista shares a bed with him because of his "brain?"

10 posted on 05/17/2011 12:10:02 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yep, sucked enough air out of the room, time for him to go.


11 posted on 05/17/2011 12:10:30 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Sub-Driver

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.”


12 posted on 05/17/2011 12:10:40 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 12:10:49 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Sub-Driver

Too many breakfasts at Tiffany’s?


14 posted on 05/17/2011 12:11:23 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: nascarnation

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.


15 posted on 05/17/2011 12:12:26 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sub-Driver

16 posted on 05/17/2011 12:12:47 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Sub-Driver

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...


17 posted on 05/17/2011 12:13:32 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just waiting to hear that he had a sex change operation when he was 18.


18 posted on 05/17/2011 12:13:32 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Newt Gingrich reportedly owed up to $500,000 to Tiffany

The teeny-bopper chick from the 80s? I wonder if he owed Debbie Gibson anything?

19 posted on 05/17/2011 12:13:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NativeNewYorker

She’s had so many facelifts she can’t even close her eyes.


20 posted on 05/17/2011 12:14:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t like Gingrich.

But THIS is the kind of INTENSIVE spade work the major media is prepared to do on any GOP potential candidates - while they totally ignore Obama’s cloudy background and administrative failures.


21 posted on 05/17/2011 12:14:19 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: Sub-Driver

Callista must have expensive tastes.


22 posted on 05/17/2011 12:14:45 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Could be an investment against the falling dollar ..instead of gold bars they are buying gold jewelry


23 posted on 05/17/2011 12:14:53 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: NativeNewYorker

24 posted on 05/17/2011 12:17:12 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: Sub-Driver

He should do like Obama, get other people to buy the jewelry for him and then invoice his campaign for “consulting services”. It works for buying houses too.


25 posted on 05/17/2011 12:17:45 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good for CBS. Newt is neutered. He was worthless anyway.

Now, about those two obviously faked birth certificates of our joke-sludge president.

And his school records.

And his passports.

And his purloined SSN from Connecticut.

Get to it, libtards.


26 posted on 05/17/2011 12:18:14 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NativeNewYorker

Who’s that woman? She has the same MDMA-glazed look as Nancy Pelosi.


27 posted on 05/17/2011 12:18:36 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Cicero

I’m sure that Barack has his labia pierced.


28 posted on 05/17/2011 12:19:26 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Sub-Driver
Is that where Kobi shops for Make up jewels?
29 posted on 05/17/2011 12:20:36 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Newtus Agustus...a true man of the people, who just happens to prefer Tiffany to Target or Walmart.

I predict u won’t see Newus on Hannity any time soon.


30 posted on 05/17/2011 12:22:28 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: RnMomof7

If he raises funds for a campaign and then drops out, does he get to keep the $$’s?


31 posted on 05/17/2011 12:22:28 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Sub-Driver

Is ‘Tiffany’ one of those pop-divas who goes by only one name?

...and I probably don’t want to know why ‘Newtie’ owes her money, do I?


32 posted on 05/17/2011 12:22:37 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

And I said what about “Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
She said, “I think I remember the film,
And as I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it.”
And I said, “Well, that’s the one thing we’ve got.”


33 posted on 05/17/2011 12:22:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NativeNewYorker

Newt’s married to a Stepford Wife! Looks like the 1.0 model. They had more realistic skin tones and got rid of that “bug eyed” look by the 3.1 release. Too bad he didn’t upgrade.


34 posted on 05/17/2011 12:22:59 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Sub-Driver

shortest campaign in history?


35 posted on 05/17/2011 12:23:49 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Huge diamond earrings and a diamond necklace!!


36 posted on 05/17/2011 12:24:00 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It reminds me of what they did to Palin - attack her on her clothes.

I don’t approve of everything Newt does. But this is an attack by the left, following an old playbook. Did CBS go into Obama’s old debt? Pelosi’s? Clinton’s?

Next they’ll be going through his garbage can to prove his kids aren’t his. And his church bulletins.


37 posted on 05/17/2011 12:24:37 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

That woman looks crazy.


38 posted on 05/17/2011 12:25:02 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Sub-Driver

I also heard that he once FAKED being pregnant in order to ‘cover’ for one of his daughters...

...at least I THINK it was him.

I have a hard time keeping all the media-induced ‘scandals’ straight.


39 posted on 05/17/2011 12:26:30 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: RnMomof7

“Could be an investment against the falling dollar ..instead of gold bars they are buying gold jewelry”

Nice try. You don’t buy Gold for investment at Tiffany’s HIGH retail price.


40 posted on 05/17/2011 12:27:51 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Ouderkirk
I’m sure that Barack has his labia pierced.

Good thing the IT guys just dropped off my new laptop; this old one is goin' down is a coffee-scented cloud of smoke.

41 posted on 05/17/2011 12:27:51 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: CaptainK

“Has Politico ever looked at any financial statement of the Obama’s since day one?”

####

Aside from the basic fact that Commieco is a PR front for the Democrat Party, of course not!

Why that would be closed-minded, hateful and Ray-Cyst.

Hasn’t the black man suffered enough under the yoke of the white devils? In the “progressive” mind, long suffering blacks get a free pass, good until the year 2718.


42 posted on 05/17/2011 12:29:22 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Sub-Driver

No wonder Newt is so afraid of Ryan’s plan. He’s so deep in the hole financially that he is going to need all the free money he can get when he retires.


43 posted on 05/17/2011 12:33:54 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

However, it’s funny how the press jumped on his background, yet could not find a single thing about Obama.


44 posted on 05/17/2011 12:37:13 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Sheesh....what a pair.

I suppose his ego is on such a trip because of her (although I think she’s strange looking) that he just can’t see that he’ll NEVER be POTUS.


45 posted on 05/17/2011 12:37:26 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: NativeNewYorker

Nice necklace ...


46 posted on 05/17/2011 12:40:57 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Breakdown at Tiffany’s


47 posted on 05/17/2011 12:47:38 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Sub-Driver

A Newt on your arm
May be quite continental,
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend...

Midlife crisis, congressional variety.


48 posted on 05/17/2011 12:50:54 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: Sub-Driver
David Broder put it best when he said, “This is a man of towering strengths and glaring faults.”
49 posted on 05/17/2011 12:50:58 PM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: Sub-Driver
Charlie Sheen on 2 and 1/2 Men is always buying women jewelry... the "I love you" rings as well as the “I am breaking up with you so here is a consolation remembrance necklace of our sex together”... and then there is the dreaded “please keep your mouth shut” diamond earrings and matching broach.

LLS

50 posted on 05/17/2011 12:53:40 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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