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Newt Gingrich Bitten By Penguin

His chances of being the Republican nominee are gone, his campaign in bleeding cash to the point where it’s millions of dollars in debt, and now the animals are attacking Newt Gingrich:

The Republican presidential candidate is sporting a small bandage on his finger after getting nipped by a small penguin during his tour of the zoo on Friday. Gingrich was in St. Louis to speak during the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting.

During his visit to the popular zoo in Forest Park, he was treated to a behind-the-scenes visit with two Magellanic penguins. One of them nipped Gingrich on the finger.

Zoo spokeswoman Susan Gallagher says a small bandage was all the medical care required.

Because there is no bandage for wounded pride.

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

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  1. Bleev K says:

    I hope the penguin is OK.

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  2. Now I’m picturing Newt gradually turning into the Batman villain.

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  3. John Peabody says:

    Has anyone ever seen Newt and Burgess Meredith in the same photograph? Just sayin’.

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  4. @John Peabody:

    That’s the problem with Newt, really: he thinks he’s a Brugess Meredith, but he’s really just a Danny Devito.

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  5. Moosebreath says:

    Wow, the NHL playoff series involving the two teams from Pennsylvania is getting even more vicious.

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  6. Tsar Nicholas II says:

    What surprised me about that story is that Newt didn’t bite back.

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  7. Fiona says:

    That penguin nipped the wrong appendage.

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  8. MarkedMan says:

    Talking to the NRA huh? If only he had been armed like a real American he could have shot the penguin.

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  9. Tillman says:

    The real newsworthy item here is that a penguin now has a taste for human blood. Particularly if it has a 100+ LDL cholesterol count.

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  10. grumpy realist says:

    I hope they have rabies shots for penguins!

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