Monday, December 10, 2012
Newt and Callista will both sign copies of their latest books.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, will be signing copies of their latest books at Historic Mount Vernon on Saturday. Newt Gingrich will be signing copies of his latest historical novel titled "Victory at Yorktown: A Novel," the last book in the George Washington series. The book is described in this excerpt from the Mount Vernon Estate: "It is 1781, and Washington and his army have spent three years in a bitter stalemate, engaging in near constant skirmishing against the British. Washington decides to embark on one of the most audacious moves in American military history. He will take nearly his entire army out of New Jersey and New York, and force march it more than three hundred miles in complete secrecy…
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Virginia Senate candidates send holiday cheer, family photos
On Friday, the campaigns of former Gov. George Allen (R) (also a former U.S. senator), and former Gov. Tim Kaine (D), who are running against each other for the U.S. Senate, sent holiday greetings to supporters. Holiday cards, messages and photos from politicians—especially those running for office—tend to get scrutinized more often than the average greeting. The official White House holiday card, which was started in 1953 with President Eisenhower, has made news this year, after it was attacked by Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee because it was bereft of family or a holiday tree, and only showed the family dog, Bo. Palin told Fox News that she found it "odd" that the card emphasizes the dog instead of…
Sunday, December 18, 2011
GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich and his spouse signed books for two hours
Saturday afternoon in Northern Virginia.
GOP presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista took a break from the hustings of Iowa Saturday to sign books at Mount Vernon and surprised quite a few tourists. They made an appearance at the historic site to promote Callista's new children's book, "Sweet Land of Liberty." The Mount Vernon bookstore sold out all of its 200 or so copies during the book-signing. Those who stood in line got signatures from both Gingriches, who signed books from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. The Gingriches were sacrificing campaign time in Iowa, where the 68-year-old former speaker of the House is locked in a fierce battle with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas for supremacy in Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential …