Monday, May 23, 2011

The New "Maverick": Newt Is "Not A Washington Figure"

Really, Newt?

Despite his run as Speaker of the House, his writings on Washington politics, his network of political organizations founded by him-- no!  Newt Gingrich is just an everyday guy.

"'I'm not a Washington figure, despite the years I've been here,' the former House speaker told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Monday. 'I’m essentially an American whose ties are across the country and whose interest is in how you change Washington and not how you make Washington happy.'"


What evidence does he have to support this?  Essentially, the media hates him, and since the media clearly is run by the Washington elite?  Ta-da!

"In his 36th Monitor breakfast appearance, the former Speaker dismissed critics who have called his campaign dead-on-arrival, commented drily about the press’s predilection for 'gotcha questions,' and highlighted his policy victories while serving in Congress."

Also in Newt-News:  Upon reports that Newt Gingrich has racked up close to a cool half mil in debt at Tiffany's, the candidate stated that it was none of our goddamn business what he spends his money on, thankyouverymuch.  Never mind, of course, that he is running his campaign on the tenet of fiscal responsibility.

"The revolving charge account was discovered this week from financial disclosure forms for 2005 and 2006 while Gingrich's wife, Callista was an employee for the House Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill. The former Georgia Congressman said it was an interest free account, paid off automatically.

"'We paid no interest on it; there was no problem with it. It's a normal way of doing business,' Gingrich said. 'Everything else is totally paid for, my home is paid for, my cars are paid for, we don't have a second house, we don't do elaborate things.'"

So, essentially, Newt is an every day guy!  You know.  That covers his third wife in diamonds on credit.  Because sure, Iowa voters get to do that all the fucking time.  I know I certainly never leave the house in ANYTHING less than $10,000 worth of Tiffany jewelry.

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