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

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"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.