Newt Gingrich’s Secret Service is costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day?

posted at 2:11 pm on April 19, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Newt Gingrich said he’d be in the presidential race until Tampa — and he’s showing every sign of keeping his word. For the most part, his presence in the race is innocent enough. Lingering supporters — who seem to have accepted that their candidate won’t win the nomination — report that they still like to listen to his speeches and, indeed, Gingrich continues to be a well-known spokesman for conservative solutions and a critic of the MSM and President Barack Obama.

But, in one respect, his presence in the race is literally costly. Gingrich’s Secret Service detail reportedly costs taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day:

Gingrich reportedly requested Secret Service protection in February and was granted a detail in early March. In April 2008, Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan told the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee that it was then costing the agency roughly $38,000 a day to service each candidate receiving protection, which was then just Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

A source with knowledge of the inner workings of the Gingrich campaign told The Daily Caller that Gingrich recently had three people on his personal security detail, though sometimes there are “many more.”

“Others on the campaign told me that some of the Secret Service members were even saying it was a waste of time and that he shouldn’t have it,” the source told TheDC. “Staff members thought it was ridiculous too, and just another example of Newt’s arrogance and self-importance.”

The other non-presumptive-nominee still in the race — Ron Paul — has predictably rejected Secret Service protection as a kind of “welfare.” I’d expect nothing less from the nation’s most famous libertarian.

It could be that Gingrich could just give up the SS detail rather than his entire candidacy — but, personally, I don’t want Newt Gingrich to forego needed security protection. I’d rather him ask himself: Is my candidacy — and its attendant costs — truly justified? The solution to his waste of taxpayer dollars isn’t to abandon Secret Service protection: It’s to suspend his campaign.


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Well, high class escorts and good booze aren’t cheap.

rbj on April 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Newt’s still running?

BacaDog on April 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

It could be that Gingrich could just give up the SS detail rather than his entire candidacy — but, personally, I don’t want Newt Gingrich to forego needed security protection.

Needed why?

Red Cloud on April 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM

It could be that Gingrich could just give up the SS detail rather than his entire candidacy — but, personally, I don’t want Newt Gingrich to forego needed security protection. I’d rather him ask himself: Is my candidacy — and its attendant costs — truly justified? The solution to his waste of taxpayer dollars isn’t to abandon Secret Service protection: It’s to suspend his campaign.

Why does he need Secret Service protection now? For the dozens who see him speak?

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM

They are a great help in trolling for chicks.

NoDonkey on April 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM

/obligatory prostitute reference

Paul-Cincy on April 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Maybe he’s hanging on to the protection so he can live the illusion of being Prez. But he needs to a trip to Cartagena to truly make this work.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 2:18 PM

/obligatory prostitute reference

Paul-Cincy on April 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM

They take IOUs now?

This economy is hurting everyone.

NoDonkey on April 19, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I would like to see a breakdown of the expenses for “tens of thousands of dollars per day.” That sounds pretty inflated and unless someone wants to show me the expense breakdown, I simply don’t believe it. Even if his secret service agents were burning money on hookers and blow at night, it still wouldn’t likely be that much.

dczombie on April 19, 2012 at 2:19 PM

For the price of one of the bitter half’s vacations at the taxpayer’s expense, you could give all the candidates SS protection for a hundred years.

Rebar on April 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Can we get the ones coming back from South America at a discount?

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM

did they even shoot the penguin?

hanzblinx on April 19, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Gingrich’s Secret Service detail reportedly costs taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day:

Tens of thousands of dollars a day? Who does Newt think he is, Leon Panetta? A GSA executive?

Happy Nomad on April 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM

These are the kinds of government jobs that have built America those. For each dollar of those $10,000 public dollars spent, five more dollars are put into the private sector. That’s what Pelosi said.

levi on April 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Maybe if all the ‘conservative’ sites and pundits had laid into Boner this hard for rolling over on the debt ceiling, I’d view this article better.

But as things stand, I just don’t care.

avgjo on April 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Can we get the ones coming back from South America at a discount?

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Victoria’s Secret Service?

NoDonkey on April 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Sorry,

Boner cost us MILLIONS a day with those stunts.

avgjo on April 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

We should never be providing secret service protection to a candidate. The candidacy needs to provide security. If they can no longer afford it, then that is just another sign that the party is over.

paulsur on April 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

“I’m going to be the nominee. It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee.”……………

.
…………………………Comrade Newt

JPeterman on April 19, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Yes, it costs tens of thousands a day. Lodging for the agents, food and per diem expense’s. They aren’t standing around protecting the dolt 24 hours a day, so you have shifts. Transportation, and the other expenses including shipping needed equipment like metal detectors etc.

It gets expensive real quick. It’s embarrasing that Newt who has a snowballs chance in hell of getting the nod, (thank you God) is a Republican, sort of.

Months ago I said Newt had no chance. I’m from Georgia, and he barely got a third of us to vote for him. He wasn’t even on the ballot in his home state of Virgina. (Home as defined by actually living there not where he was whelped.)

Somebody get a net, and drag that lunatic back to CNN to be their token Republican commentator.

Snake307 on April 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

For the price of one of the bitter half’s vacations at the taxpayer’s expense, you could give all the candidates SS protection for a hundred years.

Rebar on April 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM

…don’t forget the daughters trip for spring break.
$38,000.00 a day! For how many agents!!!
That Mexican vacation visit with 55+ agents was how much?

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

They got something better to do on the clock? Yeah, didn’t think so. Then again, they could provide security for their fellow agents, to keep them out of trouble.

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

He’s tried to get rid of them, but the agents won’t leave. Something about not wanting to fill the vacancies on Obama’s detail.

Trafalgar on April 19, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Callista appreciates having someone nearby to help with the Cartier bags.

Cicero43 on April 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM

At first I thought it was a little outrageous of him staying around even though he knows he isn’t going to get the nomination. But you know, when you’re a man with an ego as big as his it’s got to be hard to admit you’ve lost. I say let the poor guy have his last few days of glory. He’s not hurting anyone, and this is probably his last attempt, so what the heck. At least he can be a voice for the GOP and a critic of the president so it’s not like he’s useless.

scalleywag on April 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Snake307 on April 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I agree it’s expensive. I just don’t think it’s tens of thousands per day. The agents will stay in the same hotel as the candidate and on Gingrich’s budget I’m pretty sure they’re not staying at the Ritz. They probably have a van or two to transport equipment which the agency already owns so they’re not buying new equipment. So it’s really hotels, per diem, and transportation. I would not be shocked if the campaign has to pay some of the associated costs but I don’t know either way.

I just think that “tens of thousands” per day is a bit far fetched. I would also imagine that his protective detail is at least scaled down from what it was when he was a major candidate with a shot at the nomination.

dczombie on April 19, 2012 at 2:32 PM

But, in one respect, his presence in the race is literally costly. Gingrich’s Secret Service detail reportedly costs taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day:

Those must be some expensive hookers and it sets a bad example for Newt. Newt, it is time to go buddy.

Southernblogger on April 19, 2012 at 2:34 PM

He’s not hurting anyone, and this is probably his last attempt, so what the heck.

scalleywag on April 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM

He’s hurting the taxpayers.

JPeterman on April 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM

As if Calista isn’t scary looking enough.

Archivarix on April 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Oh, stop. Certain things about our political system are annoyingly expensive. Ok, agreed. But, it’s nothing in the grand scheme. Can we stop harping on stupid stuff like this and talk about things that matter?

Besides, better here than in Colombia.

Pablo Snooze on April 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Staff members thought it was ridiculous too, and just another example of Newt’s arrogance and self-importance

Here we see the manifestation of stage 4 of narcissists under attack. The “mutiny” if the insider who refuses to keep up the facade and lets the skeletons out of the closet.

Newt’s done, completely and utterly. Even his inside circle is laughing at him at this point.

crosspatch on April 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Does crazy Grampa Ron get the Secret Service protection as well ?

FlaMurph on April 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I didn’t know that an underarm deodorant had its own service.
$10,000 a day for underarm deodorant?!
Newt!! Take more showers!! That stuff is NOT MADE FOR A MAN!!
..er, what?…never mind…

askwhatif on April 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Where’s the big hook?

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Sorry,

Boner cost us MILLIONS a day with those stunts.

avgjo on April 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Oh, come on, its only $4+ BILLION per day at current deficit levels, its not that bad, is it?

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Given the money that other agencies are wasting on far more stupid and useless things, I can’t bring myself to get outragously outraged at this. At least the Secret Service is supposedly doing what it’s supposed to in this case, protecting a public figure. As opposed to the GSA spending where a one hour groundbreaking is actually a week’s vacation in Hawaii.

gravityman on April 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Newt Gingrich said he’d be in the presidential race until Tampa — and he’s showing every sign of keeping his word.

Unlike Mitt Romney in 2008, when Mitt promised late in the evening of Super Tuesday to “battle all the way to the convention”, but then less than 48 hours later broke that promise and lied about his reasons for quitting (it had NOTHING to do with the War on Terror, but he claimed it did).

Let Newt keep his word and keep battling until the convention. More power to him.

ITguy on April 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Let Newt keep his word and keep battling until the convention. More power to him.

ITguy on April 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Fine….but let him pay for his own security.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Does crazy Grampa Ron get the Secret Service protection as well ?

FlaMurph on April 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Judging by his publications, that is comp’d by the Klan.

CorporatePiggy on April 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Unlike Mitt Romney in 2008, when Mitt promised late in the evening of Super Tuesday to “battle all the way to the convention”, but then less than 48 hours later broke that promise and lied about his reasons for quitting (it had NOTHING to do with the War on Terror, but he claimed it did).

Let Newt keep his word and keep battling until the convention. More power to him.

ITguy on April 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Squishes love squishes… Romney never lies /s

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

This kind of thing we really can’t fault Newt for…It’s just the way it is, and each candidate can choose whether or not they want SS protection. McCain refused it in ’08 when he was running for the nomination. And if Newt utilizes it, good for him. He’s not going anywhere in this race anyway.

JetBoy on April 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Fine….but let him pay for his own security.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Sure, as long as Romney pays for his. Works both ways. Equal rights and all that…

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Let Newt keep his word and keep battling until the convention. More power to him.

ITguy on April 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Let Newt hire his own private security instead of making the taxpayers fund it.

Oh that’s right, Newt’s campaign is broke, in the hole about $5 million and is bouncing checks.

JPeterman on April 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

SS security is not given to candidates without a valid reason. If it bothers everyone so much, Mitt could set a good example and get rid of his. That way we save even more money.
The 10,000 a day is bull.These guys aren’t temps. They are on a payroll. Would you rather have them doing nothing?

katy the mean old lady on April 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

“…tens of thousands of dollars a day?”

So what, I’d rather see it spent on non-President Newt than current President Dirtbag. You anti-Newt cretins seem to forget the objective of beating Obama at all costs, even SS protection for Newt.

RoyalFlush on April 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Let Newt hire his own private security instead of making the taxpayers fund it.

Oh that’s right, Newt’s campaign is broke, in the hole about $5 million and is bouncing checks.

JPeterman on April 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

So, you guys are saying that even before Romney wins in General (very long shot at this point) he already should play under different set of laws than others? Name Barak Hussein Obama ring a bell for you?

What a pathetic liberal crowd… RINOs and nothing but…

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Victoria’s Secret Service?

NoDonkey on April 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I see what you did there.

BacaDog on April 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

SS security is not given to candidates without a valid reason. If it bothers everyone so much, Mitt could set a good example and get rid of his. That way we save even more money.
The 10,000 a day is bull.These guys aren’t temps. They are on a payroll. Would you rather have them doing nothing?

katy the mean old lady on April 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Is Mitt getting SS protection now? I went to a camapign event of his back in March in Ohio and there was no SS protection then.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Horrible optics.

SouthernGent on April 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Is Mitt getting SS protection now? I went to a camapign event of his back in March in Ohio and there was no SS protection then.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

That’s how true professionals work, they should see you, not visa versa.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Does crazy Grampa Ron get the Secret Service protection as well ?

FlaMurph on April 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM

If you read the article you wouldn’t be asking such stupid questions.

Judging by his publications, that is comp’d by the Klan.

CorporatePiggy on April 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

You are a disgrace; a comlete fool!

dom89031 on April 19, 2012 at 2:52 PM

time to give it up Newt… let the SS protection go… stay in the race if you must, but at $38,000 per day and 130 days until Tampa, that is $4,940,000

I wonder if Newt thinks that this is money coming into his campaign seeing as it roughly equals his campaign debt

gatorboy on April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

complete

dom89031 on April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Callista appreciates having someone nearby to help with the Cartier bags.

Cicero43 on April 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I believe your are thinking of Hilary Clinton.

katy the mean old lady on April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

That’s how true professionals work, they should see you, not visa versa.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 2:52 PM

There weren’t even metal detectors at this event.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Callista appreciates having someone nearby to help with the Cartier bags.

Cicero43 on April 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I believe your are thinking of Hilary Clinton.

katy the mean old lady on April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Ann obviously shops at Dollar Store

/s

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Sure, as long as Romney pays for his. Works both ways. Equal rights and all that…

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Newt isn’t going to be the nominee. You know, it is kind of like the debates. You have to be polling above a certain number to be able to get a spot. The same should be true for SS protection. Does Gary Johnson or Buddy Roemer have SS protection? Newt is on that level now.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 2:57 PM

There weren’t even metal detectors at this event.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Like I said, true professionals. Ability to blend in and control the events, not allow events to control them.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 2:57 PM

I DEMAND MY $0.0001266 REFUND!

In cash, please.

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM

The solution to his waste of taxpayer dollars isn’t to abandon Secret Service protection: It’s to suspend his campaign.

So generous of you.

I mean you could not have a political Ax to grind.

Seriously the S S cost are a result of crazy people who will harm people for crazy reasons and not Newt’s fault in the least.

Mitt sure does not seem to like playing by the rules of the game. Can not win a majority of the vote so try to force the others out of the race like you are here through others. Any dictator would do the same so no need to blame Mitt.

I mean the race had hardly started when Mitt tried to force the others out just like the old USSR.

Steveangell on April 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Sure, as long as Romney pays for his. Works both ways. Equal rights and all that…

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

THERE IS NO ‘RIGHT’ TO SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Newt isn’t going to be the nominee. You know, it is kind of like the debates. You have to be polling above a certain number to be able to get a spot. The same should be true for SS protection. Does Gary Johnson or Buddy Roemer have SS protection? Newt is on that level now.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Laws clearly define if and when a candidate is afforded protection. BY LAW. Anyone who insist that Romney should play under different laws than Newt (and others) is just stupid, to be blunt. If we ignore laws we are no better than Hussein and Co.

Newt is not getting anything that a law does not allow. Get over it.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

The other non-presumptive-nominee still in the race — Ron Paul — has predictably rejected Secret Service protection as a kind of “welfare.”

Perhaps Congressman Paul has a point.

If you are going to be a candidate, maybe you should be required to reimburse the government for Secret Service protection.

MessesWithTexas on April 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Newt Gingrich’s Secret Service is costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day?

But he’s keeping them off the streets of Cartagena, and their noses out of the snow bank ;)

Dr Evil on April 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Just buy Calista a glock.

Kissmygrits on April 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM

THERE IS NO ‘RIGHT’ TO SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Please tell me you’re kidding…

I knew Romney supporters are ignorant and poorly informed, but this is getting worse by day…

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Yep. Besides, has Johnson or Roemer even requested protection?

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Gingrich’s Secret Service detail likely costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day
…and that’s just for their prostitutes.

TeaPartyNation on April 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Yep. Besides, has Johnson or Roemer even requested protection?

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Funny how so many of the “educated intelligentsia”, aka Romney bots, have no fundamental understanding how things work in the country they live in.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Let Newt keep his word and keep battling until the convention. More power to him.

ITguy on April 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Fine….but let him pay for his own security.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Well, Newt probably doesn’t get as many DEATH THREATS as Sarah Palin and her family get, as well as Mitt Romney receives from the deranged left in this country, but receiving even one is enough for me. What if one of these nuts gets to Mitt Romney between now and August?

More power to him indeed..

Harbingeing on April 19, 2012 at 3:05 PM

There weren’t even metal detectors at this event.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM

The Moody Loners with Guns Inc. have decided to sit this election out. ” Not one of them worth it”/ said their spokesman.

katy the mean old lady on April 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I knew Romney supporters are ignorant and poorly informed, but this is getting worse by day…

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Dude, let me make this very clear for you:

I AM NOT A ROMNEY SUPPORTER.

I am a libertarian. I dislike all of the drivers in your clown car crack-up a/k/a the Republican primary, but I promise you this:

I will crawl over broken glass to vote against Obama in November, but that is not an endorsement of ANYONE that is running for the Republican nomination.

I became a citizen in 2002. I didn’t vote in 2004 because I was called, unexpectedly, back home to care for my grandmother. In 2008, I voted against Obama by voting for McDisaster….but it took a 3 Grey Goose ‘tinis at lunch first in order to do so.

I also promise you this:

If you nominate a ChiaPet to run against Obama, I will vote for said ChiaPet in November.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Gingrich’s Secret Service detail likely costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day
…and that’s just for their prostitutes.

TeaPartyNation on April 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

You have a bright future ahead of you, that is once you finish middle school.

Do you even understand the difference between “tea party” and TEA Party? Update your nickname and stop embarrassing the rest of us.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Gingrich reportedly requested Secret Service protection in February and was granted a detail in early March. In April 2008, Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan told the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee that it was then costing the agency roughly $38,000 a day to service each candidate receiving protection, which was then just Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

At that rate, the Secret Service could get 38,000 / 47 = 808 Cartagena hookers. They need more bang for the buck!

Steve Z on April 19, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I am a libertarian. I dislike all of the drivers in your clown car crack-up a/k/a the Republican primary, but I promise you this:

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Good for you. Too bad you’re talking to a Jew, Herr Doktor would not approve. Make sure no one reports you…

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I also promise you this:

If you nominate a ChiaPet to run against Obama, I will vote for said ChiaPet in November.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Actually, Biden is running with Obama.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Give it up Newt, you’re a distraction and are wasting time and money.

rplat on April 19, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Actually, Biden is running with Obama.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Are you sure?

katy the mean old lady on April 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM

The personal attacks seem a bit unseemly during this period of “unification”. Just sayin’

Besides, does anyone know if Gingrich has had specific, viable threats? No? Neither do I.

And attacking ANY person who runs for President of the United States because their ego is outsized is absurd. Humble candidate is an oxymoron. Please, someone. Name even one man or woman who runs for the office or has served in the office who is without a strong ego. Unless it’s the Pope or Uriah Heep with the false humility, a healthy ego is almost a must have personality trait.

And, BTW, narcisism is not at all the same thing as ego.

Portia46 on April 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Besides, does anyone know if Gingrich has had specific, viable threats? No? Neither do I.

Portia46 on April 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM

This has nothing to do with the laws we have that clearly spell out who can get Secret Service protection and who can’t.

And, please, people, stop using SS in your posts. I know most of you are not Jews, but for the rest of us SS means something very specific. PLEASE.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Good for you. Too bad you’re talking to a Jew, Herr Doktor would not approve. Make sure no one reports you…

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:09 P

You presume much. My father is Jewish and my family lost members in the Holocaust. I can’t stand Paul Pot. There are probably few bloggers that have savaged Paul Pot and the Paulistinians more than I.

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Not all libertarians support Paul Pot. Don’t play the “Jew card” is such a callous and asinine way. It devalues the horror of what Jews have suffered. Hitler killed my dad’s great-aunt and her children along with millions more Jews. Your flippancy is a blight on their memory.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Actually, Biden is running with Obama.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Are you sure?

katy the mean old lady on April 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Well, as of last reports. Subject to change.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM

10 grand a day per man?

I don’t believe it at all.

jukin3 on April 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM

This has nothing to do with the laws we have that clearly spell out who can get Secret Service protection and who can’t.

And, please, people, stop using SS in your posts. I know most of you are not Jews, but for the rest of us SS means something very specific. PLEASE.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I understand. But SS has a couple of meanings in the US. Social Security. Secret Service.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM

You’re right. Sorry, no offense intended. And isn’t the correct abbrev. USSS?

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I figure as long as he’s contributing to the dialogue of the campaign he’s just as entitled to protection as anyone else in the race. Besides, sometimes he’s the only voice of reason, saying today (referring to the stupid dog tweets):

“Keynoting the Delaware Rail Splitters’ monthly meeting at Timothy’s Restaurant here, Gingrich said one reason he continues to seek the Republican nomination despite the odds is “to somehow re-arouse that conversation in the American people that… this is a country with really big problems. And we have a president who deliberately trivializes politics into junk because as long as it is distracting us from the real problems, he is better off. Because when you get to the real problems, he has no answers.”

scalleywag on April 19, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Wow, I just re-read original post and see there is no mention of Biden? Wasn’t it a big deal that Biden was renting one of his houses to his Secret Service detail?

Another question I have is: Why was this brought up now? Did someone in Romney’s camp go for another round of dirty deeds?

RE: “Staff members thought it was ridiculous too, and just another example of Newt’s arrogance and self-importance.”

Name names or shut up. More questions here than answers.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Good for you. Too bad you’re talking to a Jew, Herr Doktor would not approve. Make sure no one reports you…

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Too bad you assumed that you are speaking to a supporter of Paul Pot.

Too bad you assumed that you are speaking to someone, who isn’t one of the ones that has savaged Paul Pot more than almost any other blogger.

Too bad you assumed that you are speaking to someone, who doesn’t have Jewish blood coursing through her veins.

Too bad you assumed that you are speaking to someone, who didn’t lose her great-great aunt and her children in Nazi concentration camps.

Too bad that you flippantly throw around the “Jew card” in a way that demeans the suffering of millions.

Ron Paul: “I’m A Little Anti-Semite Short And Out … In Left Field”

Ron Paul: All Aboard! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Haaaa! Mental Wounds Still Screaming! Driving Me Insane I’m Going Off The Rails On My Crazy Train! (And I Want To Take You Along For The Ride)

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I understand. But SS has a couple of meanings in the US. Social Security. Secret Service.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I’ve been designing databases for the past, oh, 30+ years, for Fortune 50 companies. Standard abbreviation for Social Security Number is SSN.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Victoria’s Secret Service?

NoDonkey on April 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Golf clap.

TexasDan on April 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I understand. But SS has a couple of meanings in the US. Social Security. Secret Service.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Super Sport.

TexasDan on April 19, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I’ve been designing databases for the past, oh, 30+ years, for Fortune 50 companies. Standard abbreviation for Social Security Number is SSN.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I wasn’t talking about the number but point taken.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I am a libertarian. I dislike all of the drivers in your clown car crack-up a/k/a the Republican primary,

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Sorry that I mistook you for a LIBERTARIAN.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Victoria’s Secret Service?

NoDonkey on April 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM
Golf clap.

TexasDan on April 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

(Bows.)

I was also considering “No-longer-a-Secret-Service” but that’s kind of wordy.

NoDonkey on April 19, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Sorry that I mistook you for a LIBERTARIAN.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Not all libertarians are Libertarians. Not all libertarians and Libertarians are Paul Pot supporters. Many of us can’t wait for November…when Paul Pot retires to Lake Victoria, Texas.

I am a registered independent with a libertarian philosophy/ideology. I definitely lean more right than left.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM

If the crux of his campaign is “defeating Obama” by educating crowds and audiences about Obama, maybe it’s not such a waste.

michaelthomas on April 19, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Not all libertarians are Libertarians. Not all libertarians and Libertarians are Paul Pot supporters. Many of us can’t wait for November…when Paul Pot retires to Lake Victoria, Texas.

I am a registered independent with a libertarian philosophy/ideology. I definitely lean more right than left.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Your party leader is all that needs to be said. My son was also a “libertarian” until last December when I simply asked him to google a few things. Half hour later he came back and apologized.

I have no idea how any Jew can even contemplate joining/belonging to philosophy/party that is lead and defined by Herr Doktor. Whether one actually joins it or not, party leadership matters. IMHO.

If you are “independent” then say so. Libertarian, as does SS, imply certain things.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Newt’s campaign is broke, in the hole about $5 million and is bouncing checks.

JPeterman on April 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

The bounced check had nothing to do with lack of donations. It was written on a closed account. SecServ protection is just the way its done, and a drop in the bucket compared to what the feds waste money on each day.

Geaux Newt, take it to the convention! Gingrich/Santorum 2012!

alwaysfiredup on April 19, 2012 at 3:43 PM

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