Penguin channels Roger Ailes, nips Newt Gingrich

Just moved by the Associated Press:

ST. LOUIS — At least one penguin at the St. Louis Zoo appears to be a feisty opponent of 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.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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27 comments Add your comment

Ned Puddlman

April 16th, 2012
6:07 pm

Someone reward that penguin with a fish!

Look before I leap...

April 16th, 2012
6:10 pm

Penguins are amazingly intelligent and perceptive creatures.

DannyX

April 16th, 2012
6:12 pm

I’ll bet they were gay penguins.

sheepdawg

April 16th, 2012
6:16 pm

the penguins were faux news fans

honested

April 16th, 2012
6:23 pm

noots is in the catbird seat.

Only two more need to quit the clown car and he’s the nominee!

marko

April 16th, 2012
6:25 pm

As if a penguin couldn’t reconize a piece of blubber when it sees one.

Look before I leap...

April 16th, 2012
6:33 pm

So how did the Secret Service allow this attack to happen?

The real wonder is why are we still shelling out $50k/day for Newt’s security detail?
I suppose it makes Newt feel special having a detail but it is a pretty expensive status symbol.
Given that Newt in no way can obtain the GOP nomination, I think it is time to re-deploy these assets.

Hate them all

April 16th, 2012
6:40 pm

A bite such as this should not be taken lightly or laughed at. Germs, disease, and general health maladies are associated with bites like this….someone get that penguin to the vet before its too late!

honested

April 16th, 2012
6:43 pm

Lest we forget, many years ago there was a certain loudmouth Minority Leader who was busy carping about perks for other Congressmen.
Until he was outed for insisting on a Government limo to take him everywhere (he was a high value target according to him).
Fast forward to today, nothing has changed with this man.

Savannah Moderate

April 16th, 2012
6:44 pm

Mr. Galloway, Newt Gingrich lost in the the presidential primary and is not important. Please move and find something something more important to write about.

Look before I leap...

April 16th, 2012
6:58 pm

I am now doubting it was a penguin.

I think it was a Santorum operative cleverly DISGUISED as a penguin.
There was also a terror threat note found at the zoo…
“Hand over the delegates or Newt’s nutz gets pecked”

Good jokes

April 16th, 2012
7:16 pm

Especially liked Hate Them All’s.

cam

April 16th, 2012
7:17 pm

Give that penguin a standing ovation!

Scott Anderson

April 16th, 2012
7:18 pm

i wish it had bitten Newt in the ass……..

Lem

April 16th, 2012
7:21 pm

I always knew there was a reason I liked penguins.

penguin

April 16th, 2012
7:35 pm

Newt tastes like chicken

Attack Dog

April 16th, 2012
7:35 pm

Newt has not conceded to Romney; however, know that there is a high probability that Romney will be the leader of the party of Newt, Rick S., Rick P., Boehner, McConnell, and Ryan. If that doesn’t scare the daylights out of women, minorities, those with above a kindegarden education, and penguins, nothing will. Besides a penguin has diversity, something that Dixiecrats can’t comprehend.

Attack Dog

April 16th, 2012
7:41 pm

Penguin News Flash: Capital gains taxes have nothing to do with job creation. Proven Penguins wrong with a factual debate Newt/Boehner/McConnell.

Attack Dog

April 16th, 2012
7:45 pm

Final Point to Newt: After the initial public offering (IPO), if you buy a share of stock, how much does your purchase goes directly to the capital base of the company?

Look before I leap...

April 16th, 2012
7:47 pm

I am going to JCP and buy a bunch of Munsingwear.

http://www.munsingwear.com/

Support the Penguin!

catlady

April 16th, 2012
8:00 pm

Could anyone tell which was the penguin and which was Newt?

RedNeck Rick

April 16th, 2012
8:02 pm

Who knew penguins liked the taste of amphibian?

RedNeck Rick

April 16th, 2012
8:15 pm

Was Newt wearing a top hat, with an umbrella, while smoking a filtered cigarette? Maybe the penguin just thought that he was greeting his master, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot?

Stan

April 16th, 2012
8:23 pm

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

April 17th, 2012
4:48 am

This column has top-flight contributors. There is hope for America.

Road Scholar

April 17th, 2012
6:32 am

Did the penguin die?

zeke

April 17th, 2012
7:45 am

not reported was that newt groped the penguin first