Time's Feifei Sun Scours Photos to Tally Worth of Mrs. Gingrich's Bling

Time magazine's Feifei Sun took the media obsession with Newt Gingrich's half-million dollar credit line at Tiffany & Co. and cranked it up to 11.

In a May 24 NewsFeed blog post, Sun accounted for $87,500 of the expenditures by scouring photos of Callista Gingrich and tabulating the value of her bling.

 

Is this really necessary? Callista Gingrich isn't running for president, Newt is.

Anything in his financial records is fair game for scrutiny, as it should be for presidential candidates.

But a candidate's wife's jewelry? Really?

To be fair, from time to time the media have critiqued Michelle Obama's expensive tastes, such as her $540 pair of sneakers, but it's not exactly something with which the media have been transfixed for a sustained period of time.

 


 

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