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?

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.