Tweet of the Day: Callista's a golfer
April 5th, 2012
05:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Tweet of the Day: Callista's a golfer

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista weighed in Thursday on the debate over admitting women to the all-men Augusta National Golf Club.

The private Georgia golf club, which hosts the Masters Tournament that started Thursday, has not allowed women members since it opened in 1933 (they do allow women to play as guests).

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Callista said that as a golfer herself, she'd "love to belong" to the club.

Her husband seconded the sentiment, saying his wife would be a "great member" of Augusta.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Phoenix, AZ

    If Callista is on the golf course with your man, watch out ladies.

    April 5, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  2. Mikey

    Doesn't it seem the Gingrich's are exactly the type of rif-raf Agusta is trying to keep out with it's membershp rules? Might as well admit Levi Johnston and the mothers of his two kids.

    April 5, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  3. Myviewis

    Wait a minute, the annual fee is $10,000. You mean to tell me that all these women today saying the should allow women to become members can afford this membership fee?????? I bet most women wanting to join are looking for a husband or a sugardaddy.

    April 5, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  4. 1twinsfan

    Of course Calista is a golfer. I hear Newt has quite the driver.

    April 5, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  5. Donkey Talk

    She should play the Moon course. Lots and lots of big holes.

    April 5, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  6. Data Driven

    Nothing the Gingriches Tweet can ever be "tweet of the day".

    NO. ONE. CARES.

    April 5, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  7. AC

    Is NEWT heading off to the moon? Please take Callista along.

    April 5, 2012 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  8. Tom

    GOP is so suddenly in love with womnen lately! WOW Callista likes to golf (and blow on her French horn every Christmas) OH PLEASE pack it in GOP!

    April 5, 2012 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  9. otermbachmann

    Yes, she could mow the grass, clean the restrooms, etc. All for $2.50 a hour. Yes.

    April 5, 2012 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  10. Sue

    Would you trust him on education issues when he doesn't even have enough respect for the English language to use proper grammar himself? "Callista" as a proper noun should have the first letter capitalised, the sentence should end with a full stop, there should be a space after the dash and there should probably be an "of" or an "at" before the club name, unless he's talking to them directly.

    He was well under Twitter's 140 character limit too, so he can't use that as an excuse.

    April 5, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  11. stars

    gain-green would agree with his third wife what he did to the other two wives is comming back around.

    April 5, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  12. ouisee

    Please Newt and Calista, go away. You are sicking.

    April 6, 2012 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  13. Marlee

    I bet the good old boys down in Augusta would love to golf with Callista! You go-lf girl!

    April 6, 2012 03:34 am at 3:34 am |
  14. s

    love to see her try to golf with that hair LOL LOL LOL

    April 6, 2012 05:21 am at 5:21 am |
  15. Marie MD

    What would she do play the tuba while the big boys sit around talking about their little women?

    April 6, 2012 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  16. Sigmonde

    Members of private clubs should make their own rules as they see fit.

    April 6, 2012 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  17. Rudy NYC

    The entry fee is probably higher, much higher, than his credit line at Tiffany's.

    April 6, 2012 07:27 am at 7:27 am |