This really happened, apparently, but I can find damn little information on the flightless counterinsurgency. MSNBC inexcusably relegates THE story to an introductory clause, an item in a list and then posts boring shite everyone already knows about Gingrich’s awful, awful campaign:
The day after Newt Gingrich was bit by a penguin at a zoo, he acknowledged he is “the underdog” and said his campaign began renting their donor list because they needed money.[snip]
Following a tour of the NASCAR museum, Gingrich said he spoke with Santorum in St. Louis, Mo. but only briefly. (This was the same day the Speaker visited the St. Louis Zoo, was nipped by a penguin and met a tiger named Callista – just like his wife, he joked to reporters.)
Jaysus! Where are the photos of the penguin attack? Where is the site a grateful public can use to contribute money to purchase herring treats for that penguin? As for Callista the tigress, somehow, it made me think of this:
There was a young lady of Niger
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger;
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside,
And the smile on the face of the tiger.
Newt has to sleep some time.