An interesting take on the Republican presidential field, in particular Newt Gingrich, by Oxy Mora at dag blog:
…the Republican primary can be best described as a flawed evolutionary process. The problem is that Republicans are looking for an angry bird instead of a beautiful bird. As such they are out of step with nature.
The Republican birds do not present beautiful plumage. They present anger and ugliness towards others. And the current chief bird, Gingrich is the walking antithesis of a pretty bird.. Aside from his fractured marital history, ethics violations, loss of the Speakership, and flaunted monetization of public service, he recently committed the most ugly mating ritual of all. In the recent CNN debate Gingrich, and in the animal kingdom sense of the word, publicly presented to the predator neocons Addington and Wolfowitz—in essence mating himself and his campaign to another war of regime change, this time in Iran.
This begs the question – if Barack Obama were a bird, what bird would he be?