Newt Gingrich Says He’s a Tortoise, Not a Bunny Rabbit

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 15: A tortoise is seen on fifth tee during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 15, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) Photo: Sam Greenwood/2011 Getty Images

"There are lots of bunny rabbits who run through — I am the tortoise. I just take one step at a time." — Newt Gingrich in his roughly 30-minute speech following the announcement of his win in the Georgia primary, bastardizing the Tortoise and the Hare fable to make his Republican opponents appear cute and bunnylike as compared to himself, a long-winded, egotistical master debater who's plugged along patiently and gracefully while devilish media elitists have repeatedly tried to bury him, an amphibian, not a reptile.