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Newt Gingrich Would Rather Have Dinner With Charles Darwin Than Jesus Christ

AMES, IA - AUGUST 11: Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is pictured during a commercial break at the Iowa GOP/Fox News Debate on August 11, 2011 at the CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa. This is the first Republican presidential debate in the state ahead of Saturday's all important Iowa Straw Poll. (Charlie Neibergall-Pool/Getty Images)
Hi Winston Churchill, thanks for coming to my dinner. Photo: Charlie Neibergall-Pool/Getty Images

Asked by A+E’s Bio.com to pick the six people, living or dead, with whom he’d most like to have dinner, Newt Gingrich named Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, the Wright Brothers (counts as two people), Winston Churchill, and John Ford. Good choices, although it’s pretty ballsy for someone running for the GOP presidential nomination to invite Darwin to dinner over Jesus.

Gingrich Chooses Darwin Over Jesus