Monday, December 12, 2011

Your Monday Morning Callista Moment

Republican presidential hopeful former and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista, right, arrive at the Iowa Veterans Presidential Candidate Forum, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

And, as has now become traditional, the close-up:


New York Magazine has a little trifle about Callista, but I couldn't read the whole thing. Why? Take a look at the beginning of the first paragraph:

The most crucial detail about Callista Gingrich isn’t how old she was when she and Newt began their six-year affair (27), or how old he was when she convinced him to convert to Catholicism (66). It isn’t her famous platinum helmet of hair [...]

So, yeah, that's where they lost me. The photo is fantastic, though, so you should at least click through for that.

16 comments:

dianegsocialist said...

Something about the angle makes the way her shoulders and arms are positioned seem so awkward & stiff. Is she really that uncomfortable in her own body?

Peteykins said...

I think she's uncomfortable in her "dress-older-to-minimize-the-age-difference-between-you-and-your-spouse department at Neiman Marcus" wardrobe.

Matty Boy said...

Her skin is pale and her eye is odd.

Lulu Maude said...

I liked one of the comments on the linked article:

And you can just see her regurgitating the undigested bones of field mice and pigeons into her purse and carefully reapplying her lipstick after a hearty meal.

Lulu Maude said...

Along with the French (or Freedom) horn, Callista has a movie credit in her c.v.--probably suppressed by the campaign because of its unfortunate White House sequence in Mars Attacks. But it does show the devolution of her 'do...

Kate R said...

So what made you run away? the moony way he handle of the french horn or her hands-on desire to control the twinkle in the elephant's eye?

poon said...

1) That's just way too purple-y.
2) Her hands look enormous.
3) Look at the size of that rock on her left hand.
4) Her husband is a fucking douche canoe.

rdale said...

The Rude Pundit did a piece last week on Newt'n'Callista's movies they've made with Gingrich Productions, showing a whole range of hairstyles on her. You can see them on his blog rudepundit.blogspot.com, look for the 12/06/11 entry, "Newt and Callista: A Romance on Film." (warning: if you aren't familiar with him, he is very, very rude)

Anonymous said...

Unam, sanctam, catholicam ...

Anonymous said...

I clicked through and that NYMag site was lousy with Cartier ads. Tiffany's doesn't do web ads? or they just need to hire a new ad manager?

samael7 said...

Callista among the stars! Coming to a planet near you!

And, yes, Ms Malone needs to walk back her assertion. The CallistaCoif is much more crucial than some silly French Horn playing. I mean, good for her, I have a certain amount of respect for anyone capable of developing a proficiency in a musical instrument, even if I can't stand what they play (even, say, Condi).

But that's the point: not just "anyone" can have a hairdo to match the music of the spheres. Not unless your name is Callista Gingrich.

Aunt Snow said...

"Her skin is pale and her eye is odd."

Bwah!!!

"Back of her smile, under her word,
Callista heard music that nobody heard."

hooverific said...

Maybe she's uncomfortable knowing that at any time she'll have to refuse to answer questions about infidelity with a freakin'hosebag for the umpteenth time. EYE'd be uncomfortable too...

Lulu Maude said...

Music of the spheres!

Haw!

Anonymous said...

Her face and neck are two different colors; and that make-up line aligns perfectly with the bottom poof of Callista's hairsphere.

dguzman said...

Her hair has a life of its own, and oh the stories it could tell.