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.
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.
Callista must have expensive tastes.
Could be an investment against the falling dollar ..instead of gold bars they are buying gold jewelry
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.
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.
Who’s that woman? She has the same MDMA-glazed look as Nancy Pelosi.
I’m sure that Barack has his labia pierced.
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.
If he raises funds for a campaign and then drops out, does he get to keep the $$’s?
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?
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.”
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.
shortest campaign in history?
Huge diamond earrings and a diamond necklace!!
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.
That woman looks crazy.
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.
“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.
Good thing the IT guys just dropped off my new laptop; this old one is goin' down is a coffee-scented cloud of smoke.
“Has Politico ever looked at any financial statement of the Obamas 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.
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.
However, it’s funny how the press jumped on his background, yet could not find a single thing about Obama.
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.
Nice necklace ...
Breakdown at Tiffany’s
A Newt on your arm
May be quite continental,
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend...
Midlife crisis, congressional variety.