Newt Gingrich heads to Hawaii – to campaign. Really.

No, it’s not a vacation. GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has belatedly joined the search for Beverly Hall. From the NYT’s The Caucus blog:

Mr. Gingrich’s presidential schedule shows him campaigning in Hawaii on Saturday and Monday, thousands of miles — and a big ocean — away from Iowa and New Hampshire….

Mr. Gingrich’s official campaign schedule says that he will “join the Maui G.O.P. for a meeting with local activists at the Door of Faith Church” on Saturday. On Monday, he will “discuss the American founding with the students at Seabury Hall preparatory school” in Makawao, also on Maui.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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41 comments Add your comment

Patrick

August 17th, 2011
4:14 pm

At least Newt is actually giving his Presidential campaign all the respect it deserves–none.

Let me guess–he is going to hire a private jet to haul his overweight lard*ss to Hawaii and back. Way to put those campaign donations to good use Mr. Speaker.

Centrist

August 17th, 2011
4:17 pm

Ah, what we we do without at least a weekly Gingrich update. We also got some AJC updates on Cain this week. Two Georgia guys who have absolutely no chance at the nomination, but make good livings feeding their egos, traveling well, and enjoying 5 star hotels/meals on silly contributor’s backs.

clem

August 17th, 2011
4:19 pm

he’s trying to get some surfing in…

honested

August 17th, 2011
4:27 pm

There must be some gullible, high stakes contributors on Maui (or some sort of youth treatment for callista).

Centrist

August 17th, 2011
4:31 pm

I figure Santorum, Huntsman, Gingrich, and finally Cain will drop out in order by the end of the year – but only when their debts get so high that credit is no longer given for their lavish personal expenses.

DannyX

August 17th, 2011
4:41 pm

So far Newt has thoroughly searched 2 of the 4 Hawaii Tiffany and Co stores. He’s uncovered a couple snazzy bracelets and a beautiful pair of diamond earrings but so far no sign of Bev Hall.

Ghost Rider

August 17th, 2011
4:45 pm

RetiredSoldier

August 17th, 2011
4:46 pm

Jim G.-
“Newt Gingrich has belatedly joined the search for Beverly Hall.” Your stripes show brightly with a snide remark like this. The AJC deserves better than that Jim.

DannyX

August 17th, 2011
5:03 pm

Just to be clear Retired Soldier @ 4:46, who was Jim being mean to? Beverly or Newt? Can’t really tell whose side your on here.

td

August 17th, 2011
5:05 pm

Jim,

Another great blog today instead of covering the topic of more poor children in this state. You my friend are a great journalist.

RetiredSoldier

August 17th, 2011
5:12 pm

DannyX- If I have to explain it, you can’t comprehend the answer.

honested

August 17th, 2011
5:13 pm

td and retired

I forgot, for some of the more backward looking Georgians, we must speak glowingly of the gingrhoid.

RetiredSoldier

August 17th, 2011
5:22 pm

honested-

Please don’t change anything for me, I like your foolish posts. A good laugh is always enjoyable.

honky talkin'

August 17th, 2011
5:22 pm

Newt is running for last place. Go get em’ Newt!

Bob

August 17th, 2011
5:27 pm

I know I’ll get flamed for this, but Newt has some great ideas about returning our country to stability. Too bad he’s unelectable…maybe he should stay in the background and become Perry’s chief advisor.

Bootnewt

August 17th, 2011
5:28 pm

Watch out, Newt! They might stuff an apple in YOUR mouth for the luau!!

A Conservative Voice

August 17th, 2011
5:30 pm

Give it up, Newt…..

RGB

August 17th, 2011
6:17 pm

Bob,

No flames here. Newt does have good ideas that the Democrat mob can only envy.

He’d make a good adviser to Perry.

My prediction: A Perry-Ryan ticket….that WINS.

Alabama Communist

August 17th, 2011
6:19 pm

More Breaking News On Newt’s Campaign Trip To Hawaii………..A unknown source within the Newt campaign said today, while Newt was visiting the Church school of faith, he would personally hunt for President Obama birth certificate while there and take up the cause that Donald Trump had fail to produce. He said it was not true that Newt was trying to be Ron Paul nor the new Trump in the hunt for Red Obama..He also said that Newt really did say that Gay marriage had cause the economic collapse chaos in this country since he was trying to corner the Bachmann vote..

bf

August 17th, 2011
6:23 pm

Vacaton they way Newt likes it…Other People’s Money

What?

August 17th, 2011
6:31 pm

Communist,

Your entry might have contained some humor but it was so painful to read that I could not tell.

Frederick Douglass

August 17th, 2011
6:34 pm

RGB @ 6:17

A Perry/Jesus ticket might not overcome Perry’s boneheaded statements.

clem

August 17th, 2011
6:34 pm

maybe the tea party sent him to check obama’s birth certificate

spaceman109

August 17th, 2011
6:44 pm

i would bet the farm that callista put little newtie up to this hawaii jaunt. also, since he has decided on travel to a place which is nowhere noear the early primary states, this trip could be the prelude to his exit from the 2012 field.

DannyX

August 17th, 2011
6:49 pm

RGB, do you really think this country is ready for another cheerleader from Texas?

Butch it up Texas.

Bootnewt

August 17th, 2011
7:04 pm

I think Newt invited Zany Zell along so he could throw “Ziggy-With-It” in a volcano in sacrifice to the political gods.

Nasty Newt

August 17th, 2011
7:25 pm

Newt is going after those 4 electoral votes!

Tritrinisha

August 17th, 2011
7:46 pm

“No, it’s not a vacation.”

Yeah, it most likely is. He’s obviously just using up the rest of his campaign contribution money. Anyone who donated $ to this joker must be feeling like a complete chump right about now.

td

August 17th, 2011
7:47 pm

DannyX

August 17th, 2011
6:49 pm
RGB, do you really think this country is ready for another cheerleader from Texas?

Butch it up Texas.

You are spreading the untrue progressive talking points on this one. This was debunked on two MSNBC (Conservative bastion) shows the afternoon. Two different Texas Democrats stated that Perry has put all his conservative friends in the state house and to head all the agencies and is in total control of the state.

td

August 17th, 2011
7:49 pm

clem

August 17th, 2011
6:34 pm
maybe the tea party sent him to check obama’s birth certificate

We could only wish.

td

August 17th, 2011
7:53 pm

Bob

August 17th, 2011
5:27 pm
I know I’ll get flamed for this, but Newt has some great ideas about returning our country to stability. Too bad he’s unelectable…maybe he should stay in the background and become Perry’s chief advisor.

I have been saying for years that Newt can not get elected because of his own personal issues but it is a shame because he is the smartest man either in office or is currently running for office. He is the only man that has ever balanced a Federal budget and has very good ideas about bringing America back to it prominence.

honested

August 17th, 2011
8:01 pm

Has newt announced he will be perpetually running for President………

So he can perpetually fund-raise and use the proceeds to perpetually travel…..

Since he probably couldn’t get elected to the cobb county commission without a recount.

Name Says It All

August 17th, 2011
8:33 pm

Alabama Communist…hmmmm. Where every redneck has a trailer and inbreeds freely among the proletariat.

Bills

August 17th, 2011
8:54 pm

Newt s actually one of the intellectual lesser lights for the GOP.

wishing

August 17th, 2011
9:12 pm

He vacations on Maui, Romney and Perry are multi-millionaires. Of course they know what we are going through down here and promote only policies that are in our interests. :-P

Bail Out, too big to fail

August 17th, 2011
9:36 pm

300 and something votes in Iowa.

What were those voters thinking?

JONe

August 17th, 2011
9:46 pm

Newt is nothing but a pompous hypocrite ass.

Michael

August 18th, 2011
12:18 pm

He’s 68 years old and is enjoying himself. Let him be.

BIg Hat

August 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

Why vote for Perry? Just write in “God” on the ballot and skip the middle man.

Ole Guy

August 19th, 2011
3:09 pm

Ole Guy

August 19th, 2011
3:12 pm

Mike, there’s nothing wrong with “enjoying one’s self” as long as it’s done on one’s OWN dime; not OPM.