Found this interesting story from Rachel Maddow when I was looking for something else. It seems Newt Gingrich gave an award to Dawn Rizos for her entrepreneurial spirit (although she was required to send him a $5,000 contribution in return).
When Gingrich’s staff found out that the entrepreneurial enterprise owned by Rizos was a “gentlemen’s club” called The Lodge in Dallas, the award was taken back.
At least they had the decency to give Ms. Rizos back her $5,000, plus the money she had spent on an airline ticket to fly to DC to receive her award.
You may be asking yourself, have I stumbled into a political blog rather than doggies.com? What does all of this have to do with dogs? Although I enjoy making fun of politicians as much as anyone, there is an actual dog-related angle here.
Being a dog lover, Ms. Rizos decided to use the returned $5,000 to open a pit bull rescue – calling the place “Newt’s Nook”.
Anyone who adopts a dog from the rescue through Valentine’s Day will receive a gift certificate to The Lodge, in addition to a four-footed furry friend.
No word on whether or not dogs are allowed in the nightclub.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!