Yes, this is old news.
But it’s relevant again because a day or two ago, Newt was criticizing Romney for being too rich to care about gasoline prices (although Romney has clearly stated that he supports various policies that will increase oil and gas production).
A guy whose wife spends half a million dollars on jewelry at Tiffany’s has no business criticizing Romney for being too rich.
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This reminds me of a line from the movie Wall Street, in which Bud Fox's blue collar dad, played by Martin Sheen, tells Bud, played by Martin Sheen's real-life son Charlie Sheen, after meeting his beautiful and sophisticated girlfriend played by Daryl Hannah:
I don't go to bed with no whore, and I don't wake up with no whore. That's how I live with myself. I don't know how you do it.
I was never entirely sure about whether or not I agreed with Bud's dad. But I am sure that a lot of older blue collar guys probably feel that way about Callista. I wonder what the blogger formerly known as Roissy thinks about Callista.
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If you've never seen Wall Street, you need to Netflix it right away; it's one of the best movies ever made about social class differences in New York City.
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This also reminds me of the song Losing my Religion by REM, because Newt, in addition to buying Callista a fortune in jewelry, also had to convert to Catholicism to please her.
I think the way that Newt sold out to Callista is like the way he sells out his political principles to the highest bidder such as Fannie Mae.