The Blingriches

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – Newt Gingrich’s campaign vehemently denied any wrongdoing following an ABC News report Tuesday that questions business practices between two of his organizations, one a for-profit business and the other a charity.

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The ABC News report said Gingrich’s charity, Renewing American Leadership (ReAL) paid $220,000 over two years to Gingrich Communications, one of the candidate’s for-profit businesses.

The story also said that the charity “also served as another avenue to promote Gingrich’s political views, and came dangerously close, some experts say, to crossing a bright line that is supposed to separate tax-exempt charitable work from both the political process and such profit-making enterprises as books and DVDs.”

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The strong statement of denial follows a testy exchange caught on video earlier Tuesday in which Gingrich dodged – then verbally dressed down – a reporter after being repeatedly pressed about the business practices.

“Can you just answer the question as to why the charity you founded gave $200,000 to your for profit company?” pressed investigative producer Angela M. Hill of ABC News.

“No,” Gingrich responded at one point, turning away from the producer. The Republican presidential candidate then said, “Give me one second,” and privately huddled with press secretary R.C. Hammond.

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“We’ll be happy to answer,” Hammond told Hill after huddling with his boss. “He doesn’t know what you’re talking about,” he said seconds later.

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The ABC News report says the payments were discovered after an audit, last month, sponsored by the office of West Virginia’s secretary of state.

While saying that many of its questions to the Gingrich campaign have yet to be answered, ABC News did quote former Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler, who responded to the claims before quitting Gingrich’s campaign with others.

Tyler “told ABC News in a series of email exchanges prior to his resignation that the charity spent no money on political activity and ‘did nothing to promote anyone’s political career,’” the report states.

But it’s not just ABC News, kids, those bastards at NBC should all go to hell, too. From AD WEEK:

Last week, after 16 aides and advisers quit Newt Gingrich’s campaign en masse, the presidential hopeful’s Tiffany-loving wife Callista came under scrutiny as a possible cause of the staff revolt. NBC reported on the rumors in segments on “The Today Show” and then MSNBC Wednesday, quoting anonymous former staff members who criticized Callista Gingrich’s role in the campaign. Appearing on Fox News’ “On The Record with Greta van Susteren,” Wednesday night Gingrich condemned the NBC reports and the “cowardly people who, frankly, lied about my wife,” and demanded that NBC apologize. “I think the program this morning was totally irresponsible… and the kind of thing that makes it hard to make decent people run for public office,” Gingrich said [...]

Decent people?  Stop trying to change the subject, Newtie.  We’re talking about you and the woman who used to give you blowjobs in your car while you were still married to another woman.

As for the “backstabbing” former staffers who spoke anonymously with NBC, Gingrich claimed that their departure was good riddance to bad rubbish. “We had several people who quit who had failed totally in their professional duties who, for the last month, had not been doing their jobs,” he told van Susteren.

Gingrich said that his and Callista’s partnership, which he compared to Nancy and Ronald Reagan’s, had “unnerved some of the consultants… and they resented the idea that they had to have the two of us talk to them about things like our schedules.”

You mean like letting them know you were taking off for 2 weeks to cruise the Greek islands?  Boy, are they petty!

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32 responses to “The Blingriches

  1. John Erickson

    Now, what’s wrong with Callista “servicing” Newtie in the car? She IS his wife, so it was conjugal. Just because YOU are hung up on the concept of time, doesn’t mean a great man like Newt is so petty! ;)
    Boy, employees that quit after not doing their jobs? Strange. I only quit after DOING my job and not being appreciated for it. Or I got fired because I DID my job, and I found stuff that pissed off management. Guess ol’ Newt needed some salt air to work up the nerve to fire people? Must be heck to be so wimpy that YOU need two weeks before you can give someone else THEIR two-week notice.
    Love the bling on the poster! :D

    • she wasn’t his wife back then; someone else was. do i care if she was servicing him in the back of a car? hell, no. however, the utter hypocrisy is stunning.

      i never said that newtie was petty. i was referring to the aides who quit just because they were working while the boss was floating around the greek isles. :P

  2. Fig Newt-on and high as a kite Callista are to be compared to Ronnie Rayguns and just say no Nancy Davis? There’s two pairs I could do without.

    • in all fairness, don, the comparison is valid. st. ronnie’s intelligence and importance was highly overrated, and nancy was known in her hollywood days as blowjob nancy. see? they really are just like the blingriches! :lol:

  3. okjimm

    //woman who used to give you blowjobs in your car while you were still married to another woman//

    ya know…. I am still trying to figger out how come I could never get that kind a deal…. musta be cause I am a bleeding heart liberal….but then I’m thinking… how many blowjobs has Newt given to get where he is

    • i was going to say that newtie’s women ( :o :o :o ) were not exactly beauty queen material, but then i remembered that men don’t really care about that if there’s a blowjob in the picture.

  4. I had something profound to contribute, but now all I can say is “Oh, sparkly!”

    • just what i was going for!

      i have the worst sore throat, and i’ve been miserable. however, i was up until 8 in the morning blinging up that stupid poster in photobucket. well, after i put it in the post over here, it got smaller. so, i went back to pb to resize it. all the friggin’ bling disappeared! :x so, this afternoon, i tried again. i blinged for literally hours. each sparkle has to be stuck on separately, and it takes forever sometimes for pb to respond. well, after a couple of hours, when i was almost done, guess what. adobe flash has crashed. send report. fuck a duck!!! everything was gone!!! :x i decided to try one more time, but i vowed that, if it didn’t work, i was going with just the plain poster. it took another hour or so, but i finally got it done and saved. i hate photobucket!

      • Friend of the court

        nonnie,THE BLING IS STUNNING! i’m sorry to hear that you don’t feel well and photobucket messed with you but, this is absolutely world class bling.

        • oh, the suffering i go through for you kids! :wink: i think i’ll live. looking at shiny stuff makes me feel better. too bad it’s surrounded by blingriches.

  5. Newt Gingerich plays Sgt. Schultz in Hogan;s Heros…

    • newtie has the right look, but he’d never admit that he knows nothing. he thinks it’s everyone else who knows nothing, and he knows everything.

      • “Can you just answer the question as to why the charity you founded gave $200,000 to your for profit company?” pressed investigative producer Angela M. Hill of ABC News.

        “No,” Gingrich responded at one point, turning away from the producer. The Republican presidential candidate then said, “Give me one second,” and privately huddled with press secretary R.C. Hammond.

        …snip…

        “We’ll be happy to answer,” Hammond told Hill after huddling with his boss. “He doesn’t know what you’re talking about,” he said seconds later.

        …snip…

        See? He knows nothinkkk about misused funds or scandal.

        Right out of the St. Ron playbook, except he * did not recall*.

        Mmm Hmmm.

        • he’d probably care more about his answers if he was really running for president instead of just trying to get publicity so he can continue living the high life without actually having to work for it.

  6. Fancy bling!!!!! :-D

    Newt and Mrs. Three are quite the pair. The twisted insight to their delusions of entitlement to power are nauseating. I need a puke emoticon.

    • not as impressive and your blingeeing, m’liss, but i did my best with what i had.

      dammit!! i can’t believe i forgot his now serving #3 sign! i can’t even add it now, because then i’d have to bling the friggin’ thing all over again. :x

  7. elizabeth3hersh

    Even I find the Blingriches repulsive.

  8. Just put him on the list of perpetual candidates: Harold Stassen (states rights)…Gus Hall (commie)…Lyndon Laroush (lunatic fringe)…The Grinch (asshole). And don’t you just hate it when the device is doing tech=fornication with your creativity! Like the little Luft Stalag bit but was sad that #3 got lost. Heck, I couldn’t even find the blowjob in the picture.

    • did you say perpetual candidate, jerry? the other ones, crazy as they might have been, were at least intellectually honest. they knew they wouldn’t win, but they had their issues that they wanted to promote. the only thing newtie wants to promote is newtie.

  9. Yep – the first thing I noticed that there was no #3. … all those jewels, some even glittering, … but I remember no #3. Meanwhile, the Newtster is going no where in this race.

  10. John Erickson

    Are you feeling any better, Nonnie? I hope so! :D
    Oh, and the commentary about having your boss sailing around the Greek islands? My last boss, I would’ve been happy to have her UNDER a Greek island – the further the better! Then again, I tend to bear irrational anger towards people who fire me because I’m sick. Silly me!

  11. I love this one. It’s so sparkly. Love his blingy rings. Tiffany’s threw up on them.

  12. Apparently Gingrich’s style became too much for even his campaign staff to bear. I doubt his campaign will recover from the mass exodus.

    LOVE the bling on the Gingriches!

  13. (What the–? My first comment didn’t take. Attempt #2)

    Apparently Gingrich’s style became too much for even his campaign staff to bear. I doubt his campaign will recover from the mass exodus.

    LOVE the bling on the Gingriches!

    • don’t worry, ahab, wordpress isn’t ignoring you, your first comment is up there. :)

      the only staff newtie needs is a publicist, because he was never serious about actually running for prez. he’s only interested in squeezing a few more bucks out of the idiots who donate to him so that he can buy a few more baubles at tiffany’s.

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