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Newt nipped by zoo penguin, gets Band-Aid
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Posted on 04/16/2012 5:00:49 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Newt nipped by zoo penguin, gets Band-Aid ReutersBy Bruce Olson | Reuters – 7 mins ago

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Things have not been going all that well for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich lately, even at one of his favorite places - the zoo.

Newt was nipped on the finger by a penguin during a private tour of the famous St. Louis zoo on Friday before he spoke to the National Rifle Association convention, zoo officials confirmed on Monday.

Gingrich, who is trailing in the Republican race for the White House and is under pressure to withdraw, passed unscathed through Big Cat Country and avoided contact with the crocodiles in the Herpetarium. But his visit took a turn when a Magellanic penguin pecked at the candidate's hand.

"He was nipped on the finger by a penguin," zoo public relations director Susan Gallagher said. "A Band-Aid took care of the injury."

Gingrich vowed he would not shun zoos. "Newt is a zoo fan. He will be back," spokesman R. C. Hammond said.

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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt

1 posted on 04/16/2012 5:00:54 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

John Kerry would have gotten a little more out of the incident.

Never let a penguin bite go to waste, Mr. Speaker.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 5:06:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Newt is a zoo fan. He will be back," spokesman R. C. Hammond said.

To which Gingrich replied, "And next time I'm bringing Cheney and his bird dogs."
3 posted on 04/16/2012 5:08:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I blame Linux.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 5:11:22 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: Sub-Driver

Was that penguin named Rico by any chance?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmQ7BL7s5nQ


5 posted on 04/16/2012 5:18:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

What better place to observe the animal behavior of a bunch of primates...after all he is running against a few:)


6 posted on 04/16/2012 5:26:44 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Sub-Driver
Rule #1 Don't mess with angry penguins.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cripplecreek

Not Rico, the penguin was named Marianne, silly.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 5:43:52 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver

9 posted on 04/16/2012 7:49:25 PM PDT by Califreak ("Burnt By The Sun")
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To: Sub-Driver

Penguins being themselves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDfXgDPDmk8&feature=related


10 posted on 04/16/2012 8:24:06 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It was a midget nun in disguise reminding him of sins.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 8:52:23 PM PDT by badpacifist (Romney campaign slogan ..Complete your left turn)
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To: Steely Tom

For a penguin, Newt’s fingers must look like plump sardines.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 11:01:11 PM PDT by Rockingham
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