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  1. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    How on earth do people not see this guy for the huckster he is?

    Apparently this is routine for Gingrich. He'll delivers a rousing speech, as he did at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Orlando, Fla., this summer; a short time later, he and his wife are at a table signing freshly purchased copies of their books. The same thing happened last week at events in South Carolina.

    There seems little distinction between his campaigning and bookselling.

    Newt Gingrich Sells Books And Films While Campaigning For President
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    Well he isn't on the government dole, so how should he make a living while running that you would approve of?

    What do you suggest? How should he pay his bills?
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    What does that mean? If it means he isn't collecting a government salary then I agree with you. Are Bachmann, Paul and Perry on the government dole as they are collecting a government salary?

    BTW: I have no problem with what Newt is doing. If people want to buy his books/get an autograph then good for Newt.
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    Your guy is charging $35,000 for people to sit down with him, but your sanctimony is reserved for the guy selling books at 18 bucks a pop? Ya serious?
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    The difference is - whatever money Obama makes is campaign money. He's not pocketing the $35,000. Newt is.
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    So?


    How should he earn money?

    Is selling a book illegal?

    Wouldn't getting people to read a book on his ideas help him get his message out?
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    As I said in a prior post, good for him.

    How do you feel about Bachmann, Paul and Perry collecting government salary's as they ignore their obligations to the tax payers to fly all over the Country?
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    Doesn't it kinda open the door to wondering how he keeps campaign funds separate from personal funds, tho? I mean, if he writes his trip to whatever city he's selling books in as a campaign expense, isn't that a possible misuse of campaign funds if he's also using the trip to make personal money? Should campaign volunteers have to dress up as an elephant to sell his candidate's wife's book?

    At best, it's a shady business area, I think.

    What if he ends up getting Secret Service protection and he continues to do it? Do you want your tax money going to protect Newt and Callista's book revenue?
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    Campaign money is clean? Really? So no friends of Obama are profiting from the campaign? How did the Clintons get so rich after being broke going into the WH? There's a ton of money being made now and in the future for Obama. No better than the Newt, IMO. Dirty money is rampant in politics. There may be differences in how it's got, but the end result is getting re-elected and corruption- and that goes for everyone who plays the game- with very few exceptions. Just ask guys like Ron Paul and Ralph Nader how running with integrity works for them.
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    They don't care how he pays his bills or makes his money, they just want him to go away, he will destroy Obama in a debate no matter how many teleprompters Obama has.

    America is getting ready to explode, they wanted their Poster Boy, well, they got him.
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    I have to disagree with you on this as Newt isn't doing anything illegal.
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    :) Disagreeing is what it's all about, isn't it?

    (But I will point out that you forgot to cut and paste some smiling bacon and eggs and tell me make you some breakfast now.)

    And you left off the part where you call me a name and tell me how stupid I am.

    You're not very good at this, Gainzo.

    :)
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    I am terrible at this stuff. I should really take a side and then stay on that side no matter what :)
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    That is a boldfaced, blatent lie. There's no "smiling bacon and eggs" and I take exception to your misrepresentation.

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    Gingrich is scum, but um....

    Tapper To Carney: Looks Like Obama "Campaigning On Taxpayer Dime" | RealClearPolitics
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    Newt Gingrich is a bottom feeding philanderer, I hope he gets the nomination so it can blow up the faces of the self righteous right, deservedly so.

    Gingrich, Bolton and whoever else he chooses will lead us to another war in about 6 months..

    Why doesn't the right demand the 1,000 page ethics violation proceedings so they can properly vette him??? Why do they enable him by keeping this secret??

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