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The Gingriches and Tiffany: When a loan becomes lobbying [Newt=Toast]
Reuters ^ | 5/25/11

Posted on 05/25/2011 10:36:58 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker

At the same time Tiffany & Co. was extending Callista (Bisek) Gingrich a virtual interest-free loan of tens of thousands of dollars, the diamond and silverware firm was spending big bucks to influence mining policy in Congress and in agencies over which the House Agriculture Committee–where she worked–had jurisdiction, official records show…

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; calista; lobbying; mining; newt; silver; tiffanys; toast
It's over.
1 posted on 05/25/2011 10:37:00 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: NativeNewYorker

It never started.


2 posted on 05/25/2011 10:38:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NativeNewYorker

I was over last week. Now it’s beyond over.


3 posted on 05/25/2011 10:39:50 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: NativeNewYorker

Bye, Newt.


4 posted on 05/25/2011 10:40:16 AM PDT by RockinRight (Cain/McCotter 2012)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Now it makes sense. What normal American owes $250K to Tiffany’s?


5 posted on 05/25/2011 10:41:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NativeNewYorker
Bye bye Newt.


6 posted on 05/25/2011 10:44:46 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

7 posted on 05/25/2011 10:45:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: NativeNewYorker
It's over. Newt dropped the 'big' one.


8 posted on 05/25/2011 10:47:13 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“What normal American owes $250K to Tiffany’s?”

One that wouldn’t understand for one second the fact that people are hurting financially. One who wouldn’t understand that some have to choose between gas and what we put into our grocery carts. Just a thought.


9 posted on 05/25/2011 10:47:21 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: NativeNewYorker

my only regret is that this may not put the fork in his post-defeat career as a pundit, which I’m convinced is the only reason he announced in the first place.


10 posted on 05/25/2011 10:49:03 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: colorado tanker

Right, looks like more self inflicted wounds. More reaping of what is sown if the allegations are true.


11 posted on 05/25/2011 10:55:38 AM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

you just can’t make this stuff up.


12 posted on 05/25/2011 10:56:35 AM PDT by Reagan69 (If it ain't broke, the government will fix it till it is.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Will Hannity still call him a ‘great American’?


13 posted on 05/25/2011 10:57:35 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: NativeNewYorker

Karma. Wife #1 must be smiling.


14 posted on 05/25/2011 11:13:48 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: stuartcr

If the checks don’t bounce then yes he will.


15 posted on 05/25/2011 11:14:55 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Lots of jewelry companies offer “interest-free” loans upon a purchase. The interest is built into the margin of the purchased item.

I guess I don’t see the smoking gun here.


16 posted on 05/25/2011 11:15:16 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: RockinRight

“Bye, Newt.”

Who is Newt? What is a Newt?


17 posted on 05/25/2011 11:18:37 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: Carling
I have been around Wall Street high society for a few decades. I've spent LOTS of time and money at Tiffanys, which is just a few blocks from my office.

I have NEVER heard of a family with its own six-figure charge account at the jeweler. Newt's account for his wife makes no sense unless he's personally reeling in a minimum of $7 million/year, which seems damn unlikely. And even then, why give all your biz to one shop? Gals like variety and surprise in the trinket department.

BUT, that account as a blind for a "free jewelry" bribery scam makes a whole lot of sense.

18 posted on 05/25/2011 11:22:06 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: colorado tanker
It's not only merely over. It's really most sincerely over.
19 posted on 05/25/2011 11:22:31 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Now that’s a great American.


20 posted on 05/25/2011 11:24:03 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: stuartcr
Will Hannity still call him a ‘great American’?

No. He'll call him a "great, great, great, great, great American". So, "not let your heart be troubled." :-)

21 posted on 05/25/2011 11:27:05 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Newt Not Gingrich
22 posted on 05/25/2011 11:36:45 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: NativeNewYorker

Bump


23 posted on 05/25/2011 11:36:58 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: re_nortex

Good to hear that.


24 posted on 05/25/2011 11:38:56 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: re_nortex

Our Congress and Govt is so corrupt that it subverts almost all politicians. The temptation is just too much and they think if they are smart enough to get elected that they are smart enough to get away with corruption.
Who knows who was underwriting this loan. Who underwrites the loans that banks make to politicians?
Where do we find men and women of integrity? They aren’t running for office.


25 posted on 05/25/2011 11:40:00 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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