A couple of losers hanging out in Missouri — Newtie is going to campaign with Senate candidate Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin next week. Newt will do a joint press conference and a fundraiser with the crazy congressman.
Mrs. Newtie has another crappy children’s book out, so look for a book signing event and some poor bastard dressed in an “Ellis the Elephant” costume standing next to the bejewelled and helmet-haired Mrs. G.
Long-time Newtie senior staffer and now head of his super PAC Rick Tyler admits that Newtie doesn’t really want to be president all that much: “I’ve known Newt for a long time. Newt doesn’t have this driving ambition to be president.”
But he and Callista do having a driving ambition to sell as many of their crappy books and DVD’s as possible. Have you seen the prices at Tiffany’s lately?
From “Newt rents donor list to raise cash,” Kenneth P. Vogel and Ginger Gibson, Politico:
“Desperate times in the Newt Gingrich camp have called for desperate measures.
“Scrambling to dig himself out of a $4.5 million hole, the former House speaker has resorted to renting his presidential campaign’s most valuable asset – its donor list – for as much as $26,000-a-pop.
“It’s a risky move for an active presidential campaign to give outsiders access to his best supporters and possibly donors who could be easily turned off — just as he says he’s trying to mount a comeback. Diminishing his best asset looks more like a sign of surrender, rather than a genuine effort to challenge Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination.
“Campaign insiders attribute the problems partly to Gingrich and his wife Callista, asserting that the couple was unwilling to downgrade from private jets and security details even as the campaign floundered. Insiders say Callista Gingrich required an entourage of at least two staffers – including one who dressed in an elephant costume to promote her children’s book — and a contracted security guard who followed her even on non-campaign trips.” Emphasis added.
Hey, Newtie donors, don’t you love having your money go to a guy dressed as an elephant to sell more of Callista’s pathetic books and to her own Secret Service so she can pretend she’s First Lady?
The Gingrich Grifters have just been using your money to go on a glorified book/DVD sales tour.
I predict they’ll be off on another Greek cruise long before that $4.5 million is paid back.
We already knew Newt was morally bankrupt. Now he’s literally bankrupt.
His think tank, the Center for Health Transformation, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. The filing shows liabilities of at least $1 million and perhaps as much as $10 million, owed to at least 50 and perhaps as many as 99 creditors.
Those creditors may not have had their health transformed, but Newtie certainly transformed their finances. I guess Callista won’t be selling her Tiffany trinkets to pay their bills.
It’s a relief that he won’t ever be in charge of America’s money.
Newt said he went on that Greek cruise to observe first-hand what was going on there! I guess he learned how to stiff your creditors, just as Greece is doing.
Newtie didn’t get enough signatures to be on the Virginia primary ballot. Only Mitt and Ron Paul are on the ballot. So Newt and Callista are holding their breath and refusing to vote in today’s primary.
I thought Newt believed in playing by the rules (get your signatures) and being a responsible citizen (get out and vote).