Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chicks Dig Newt

Callista Gingrich watches as her husband, Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

I lamented just the other day that what Goddess Callista really needs is better writers. I've got good news and good/bad news on that front. First, the wonderful/terrible news is that whoever wrote Callista's introduction to Hubby at CPAC is a hack of the worst sort. Did you watch this awkward thing? The golf jokes were so bad. Did Callie write this stuff herself? Her delivery was also unimpressive, stilted and robotic, so that was excellent. If this is the campaign's idea of "unleashing Callista," then I'm looking forward to more cringe-inducing greatness.


Now as far as people writing about the Mistress of the Platinum Space Helmet rather than for her, things are improving. Several mainstream journalists have attempted and failed to address the magic and wonder of the spherical coiffure, but I really enjoyed Elissa Gootman's meditation/investigation in the New York Times. This is finally a top-notch report on this crucially important subject, and you will love it. Best sentence ever:

Yes, there are pressing issues facing the nation, from unemployment to foreclosures. But there is still room, it seems, to contemplate the fixed pale-blonde halo framing the delicate head of Newt Gingrich’s wife.

Hear hear! Or, rather, here here!

10 comments:

The Cat's Meow said...

A., I can't believe the reporter didn't interview PSP for that NYT article. B., What is with the quote, "In the morning, she generally styles it herself"??!!?? Please. Biggest lie since Iraq has WMDs.

Peteykins said...

I'm thinking Newt's next finance report might have some awesome expenditures for Callistamaintenance.

Anonymous said...

When Newt becomes President, there will be a tax credit/tax write off for those who use two or more cans of Aqua net hair spray/industrial strength glue every day.

I think she has such horrible, horrible hair because it she wants the hair to stand out to take away attention from her huge nose.

Matty Boy said...

Gootman's description "fixed pale-blonde halo" is close, but Platinum Space Helmet is much more accurate.

Where did I read that?

Silly me. I read it here.

CPAC takes place in D.C., so obviously Callie is close to the home base of the hairdresser/imagineer who originated her signature look. The roots are flawless.

Aunt Snow said...

God, what a delivery indeed. But at least she doesn't screech like a Palin.

Someone clearly admonished her that women who want to be taken seriously should keep their voices in the the lower register.

Anne said...

What do you mean, "Or, rather, here here!" Are you suggesting that some Republicans are illiterate?

sfmike said...

Thanks for the link to the New York Times article which is priceless, but was angered that they did not mention you, Princess, who we all know was the author and originator of The Political is The Personal Hairdo philosophy, with Callista as the Apotheosis of that theory. That's okay, all geniuses are ripped off and misunderstood.

My favorite quote from the article was: "Mrs. Gingrich is sticking with Tatjana Belajic, of the Sugar House Day Spa and Salon in Alexandria, Va." You can't make up proper name details like that, even if you tried. Tatjana is who you should be stalking for an exclusive interview.

Anonymous said...

yes, of course! She looks like an ostrich ...

Anonymous said...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/shopping-with-the-gingriches

Oh it is more about Callie Lou.. It kind of argues that the Stepford wife in the relationship is Newt, not Callie Lou...

Oh and there is this.. which coined the portmanteau

“Newlista”

http://jezebel.com/5884740/guess-which-presidential-candidates-wife-loves-boring-expensive-clothes

Knitsib said...

My favorite quote from the article:

"Cindi Leive, the editor in chief of Glamour magazine, said it was unfair to judge campaign hair, which exists “in its own realm,” by runway and real-world barometers."

Truth.