Callista Blingrich


Newt Gingrich, a fiscal conservative? Not when it comes to Tiffany’s.

In 2005 and 2006, the former House speaker turned presidential candidate carried as much as $500,000 in debt to the premier jewelry company, according to financial disclosures filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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Gingrich, who represented Georgia in Congress for two decades, retired in 1999. But his wife, Callista Gingrich, was employed by the House Agriculture Committee until 2007, according to public records. She listed a “revolving charge account” at Tiffany and Company in the liability section of her personal financial disclosure form for two consecutive years and indicated that it was her spouse’s debt. The liability was reported in the range of $250,001 to $500,000.

When asked by POLITICO whether Gingrich has settled this debt, and why he owed between a quarter-million and a half-million dollars to a jeweler, Rick Tyler, Gingrich’s spokesman, declined to comment.


Gingrich’s wife reported the debt in her 2006 and 2007 filing, which covered the 2005 and 2006 calendar years. It’s not clear whether Gingrich has since paid off the debt or not — neither Gingrich is currently required to file financial disclosure forms. As a presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich would have to file a personal financial disclosure form.

Since leaving the House, Gingrich has started several businesses, consulting firms and other money-making entities, but is not bound by the disclosure restrictions that he would be if he were in the House.


The House will prove an interesting check on Gingrich’s push for the GOP presidential nomination, and this week has been prime evidence of that. From rehashing issues from his speakership to commentary from former colleagues, people on Capitol Hill know Gingrich best, and have seen up close how he operates.

For example, after he called the House Republican’s 2012 budget “right-wing social engineering,” current lawmakers and former Gingrich colleagues jumped on the criticism.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) Tuesday morning called Gingrich’s comments a “misspeak,” but said he would reserve judgment on whether his commentary on the GOP budget would end his presidential bid.

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42 responses to “Callista Blingrich

  1. jean-philippe

    I just feel sad that so many political career suicide moves has been wasted on a single Republican.

  2. Gingrich has already said that it matters what he says, not how he lives his life.

    Why would we expect him to apply any of his professed values to the behavior that he and his mistress-turned-wife exhibit?

    The fact that he’s running for President makes me very glad that we never watch news on TV.

    • kids never like to hear from their parents do as i say, not as i do, and voters are like kids. they won’t like it either. newtie is done, stick a fork in him. i’m just grateful that he lasted this long, because i had way too much fun with this poster!

      • Really? Really?

        Can I really stick a fork in him? That would be awesome … 😉

        Even awesome enough that I used a real emoticon, just for you!

  3. Nonnie! This headline kicks ass. Look at the zombie stepford wife stare. At least she’s sparkly.

  4. John Erickson

    Shouldn’t “Pile o Poop” productions be a NeoCon company? 😉
    And really, when was the last time that ANY pile of poop you came across had that neat little “soft serve” spiral? Or have I just been hanging around too many goats and cats? 😀

    • neocon would work, too, but i wanted to keep it as generic as possible for use in the future. that’s what poop looks like after you’ve eaten at dairy queen. 😉

  5. jeb

    Think he’d spend that much on her if she gets cancer?

  6. You’ve made her look better than she is! (I get freaked out when I see her on TV). Is she a NASCAR fan or does “3” have another significance? Glad she ordered a sundae!

    • it’s all the bling. just as men look better when they’re standing on their money, women look better when they’re wearing lots of diamonds. when the light hits the jewels just right, you’re blinded a bit, and the women look better. 😉

    • The “3” is also one of Nonnie’s brilliant ongoing jokes.

      Newt is usually pictured with a sign saying “Now Serving 3” or something, denoting that he values the institution of marriage so much, he’s now cheating on … ummm … I mean, married to his third wife.

      (Disclaimer: I have no proof of his having cheated on this wife … I’m just basing it on his history.)

      • oops! thanks for covering me, wken. i missed the question in frank’s question. that’ll teach me to blog and run.

        • Aw, heck, I appreciated the chance to explain.

          I love running gags, and the “3” is a great one. So is the running tea bag, Needless Markup, and things like that.

          One of my favorite Christian bloggers and I make ongoing references to an atrocity called “The American Patriot’s Bible” … it’s popular with the Beck/Huckabee/Barton crowd. He got a copy and sent it to me, saying he didn’t want it in his house, but didn’t want to send it to someone who would take it seriously.

          I keep it hidden in the basement …

      • Thank you …. didn’t like of that take.

  7. elizabeth3hersh

    nonnie, we’re on the same page here. There is nothing golightly about that bill. Very disappointed in Newt.

  8. Is that woman on dope? Maybe it’s the lingering effect of those six years of giving the Grinch his b/j’s out in the parking garage. His leaving his wife and kids destitute is all I need to know about this lowlife. Truly, he qualifies as a sack of shit.

    • we’re on the same page, jerry. i really don’t care who he screws or if he fools around behind his wives’ backs. i don’t care that his new wife is a whore (under the biblical definition) or how many blowjobs she gave him in the back of the car. however, he deserted his kids and didn’t care if or when they ate, so he’s a piece of shit in my book. he’s never done a damned thing for anyone other than himself. he’s a selfish narcissistic asshole, and he can go straight to hell. well, he can go straight to hell after i get done skewering him, because it’s just too much damned fun! 🙂

  9. Newt is NOT running for PREZ. He is raising money he can live off of until his sorry ass dies.

    • you nailed it, curtis. he was never running in order to actually be president. he runs in order to sell his crappy books and to make sure that he can get the most bucks he can for his stupid speeches so he can keep his stepford wife swathed in tiffany diamonds.

  10. she gets the diamonds – he obviously got the donuts

    my favorite part – newt telling people NOT to use his quote on Meet the Press
    he really does think he lives in a movie

    • isn’t it hilarious, dcAp? he’s saying that he’s a liar, and anyone who says he’s not a liar is a big fat liar! yeah, that’ll work until newtie gets his time machine running. 😆

  11. Well it all makes sense now. If Newt can get on board w the kill Obamacare movement, then the Ins lobby stuffs HIS pockets with $$$$, then he can pay his 1/2 a million jewelry tab @ Tiffanys.

    Win win for Newt & the new wifey. Screw all those people who need medical care! Classic Newt.

  12. Haha it was so cute with her crazy eyes. Then I spotted the cherry topped poop pile. *blech*