Knut Gingrich? Ok, That's a Bit Much ...

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Apr 11, 2007 8:20 AM

Ever get the feeling Newt wants to be "liked" a little too much?

Before Kerry got a word in, Gingrich conceded that global warming is real, that humans have contributed to it and that "we should address it very actively." Gingrich held up Kerry's new book, "This Moment on Earth," and called it "a very interesting read." He then added a personal note about saving vulnerable species from climate change. "My name, Newt, actually comes from the Danish Knut, and there's been a major crisis in Germany over a polar bear named Knut," he confided.

Watch video here.

I contacted Newt's camp -- to see if he had anything to add.  They told me they are putting out an op-ed today.  Stay tuned ...

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Update: 10:06 AM:  Newt has just posted a Podcast called "Green Conservatism." I think he is making some very good points here ...