Type in NewtGingrich.com and you'll be surprised with the results. Gingrich's campaign will be too! A Talking Points Memo's Pema Levy points out, the website redirects to news stories about Gingrich's campaign problems or to sites associated with Gingrich's luxury lifestyle. Among them:
- Freddie Mac (where Gingrich earned $1.6 million as a historian.)
- Gingrich's global warming ad with Nancy Pelosi (where he sat with one of the politicians most hated by conservatives to call for action on one of their most hated issues.)
- Tiffany's (where Gingrich had a million-dollar credit line.)
- Travel Guide to Greece (where Gingrich disappeared a week after announcing he was running for president for a luxury cruise with his wife.)
The Washington Post's June 9 story "Gingrich presidential campaign implodes."
- The Atlantic Wire's December 9 post "Gingrich's Campaign Still Looks an Awful Lot Like a Book Tour" (what an honor!)
Gingrich's official campaign site is Newt.org. It still looks normal. The Wayback Machine hasn't been much help with NewtGingrich.com. And the Whois record only shows a DomainsByProxy.com registration.
Update 12:39p.m.: Pro-Obama PAC American Bridge bought the NewtGingrich.com, The Atlantic's Molly Ball says. It's "for sale" on Craigslist: "We're asking for $1 million, but we'd be happy to accept $500,000 in bling. Heck in the spirit of Christmas we might even let it go for $10,000."
This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.