Why Newt Gingrich hearts elephants

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Why Newt Gingrich hearts elephants
Why Newt Gingrich hearts elephants

It’s no secret that Newt Gingrich is an animal lover. In an unforgettable exchange with Chris Matthews last month, Newt Gingrich revealed his favorite animal to watch at zoos are elephants. In a new interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Speaker Newt Gingrich walked around the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. and explained his deep affinity for elephants.

“Elephants are among my favorites, partly because I’m Republican and partly because I’m big. Elephants make me feel like I’m the right size.” He added, “They’re very smart animals.”

When asked what cabinet position he would lust after, Speaker Gingrich replied, “If they created a secretary of zoos, I would begin to get really excited. Kudos to our Graphics Extraordinaires, John Yuro and Joe McDonald, for creating a visual rendition of Newt’s love for animals and zoos.

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Why Newt Gingrich hearts elephants

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