Just the other day, I mentioned that America’s #1 deadbeat, Newt Gingrich, had left creditors holding the bag after he closed down one of his “foundations.” I noted then that this is the rule, rather than the exception, with dealing with Newt; he never pays a bill he can get out of. Just ask his first wife, who had to sue him for enough money to feed the kids and pay the electric bill. His first wife was unable to work, having been stricken with cancer. Strangely enough, Newt decided that he wanted a divorce after she was diagnosed, and he’d left the family home-and all of the bills and parental obligations-behind.
Sure, sure…. you’d think that anybody should have known after that, which happened 30 YEARS AGO, that it’s a bad idea to do business with Newt. And yet, people still do. People still think that this guy is OK. Hell, people think that this scum is some kind of a LEADER. A lot of people want to vote for him, if you can believe that.
Well, I know of one place that the voters likely won’t be casting a vote for Newt, willingly or otherwise: the State of Utah. It seems that Utah has gotten the usual Newt treatment when they tried to cash one of his checks.
I reckon that’ll learn Utah, won’t it?
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may not appear on the ballot for the June 26 Utah primary, after a $500 check – the required filing fee – bounced, an official said.
State election director Mark Thomas told ABC News that a $500 check given by the Gingrich campaign to secure his place on the Utah ballot bounced on March 27.
“Our office immediately attempted to contact the campaign and the designated agent but no phone calls were returned,” Thomas said. “We also asked the state Republican Party to assist us, but they also could not get into communication with them, although I do not know how they attempted to contact them.”
One source close to the campaign told ABC News that the Gingrich campaign recently changed finance and accounting staff. The designated agent who filed the paperwork for the campaign was Wallace Woodruff “Woody” Hales, though Hales still works for the Gingrich campaign.
If the fee is not paid by April 20, Gingrich will be disqualified from the ballot.
“Our office certifies the candidates to the county clerks on April 24,” Thomas said.
The check bounce comes as no surprise as Gingrich confirmed a debt of almost $4.5 million to ABC News on Tuesday. The last Federal Election Commission report from February showed a debt of less than $2 million.
Gingrich told ABC News today that the debt increase was because the campaign got “very excited in Florida” after his South Carolina win.
“Romney spent $20 million in Florida in three weeks and I think some of our guys decided to try to match him and we didn’t have Wall Street,” Gingrich said. “I am going to spend some time paying it off. It is something I have done several times in my career.”
Uh, hell NO, it is NOT something he has done “several times.” But he HAS been more than happy to stiff whoever got in bed with him, figuratively and literally. Newt has left behind him a 30 year trail of destitute ex-wives, impoverished children, and creditors who were out of luck.
Them is some “values” the Rushpubliscums have, ain’t they?