Who ever said that GOP-ers weren’t cuddly?
It turns out that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
is just a big teddy bear, despite that reptilian-sounding name.
The former presidential candidate is a dedicated animal lover, and he spent some quality time with the big cats at the National Zoo Thursday morning.
"Went to national zoo this morning – three cheetahs sleeping-wonderful time to go –zoo opens at 6am in summer-very quiet," he tweeted.
Newt has a list of his favorite zoos (not kidding),
and as a 10-year-old he petitioned the Harrisburg, Pa., city council to start up a zoo of its own. His environmental policies might not be as earth-friendly as many activists would like them to be, but he does have a little bit of tree cred with the greener-than-thou crowd.
Newt’s connection with Earth’s critters isn’t that hard to believe. After all, he’s quite the political animal himself.
DiD yOu KnOw? ... In December 1994, Newt bought a Komodo Dragon from the National Zoo and gave it to Zoo Atlanta.
PHOTO: Newt loves him some animals.