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How Newt Gingrich Spent His Summer

Hanging with Snooki, hairy armadillos, and dinner at L’Auberge Chez François—it’s all in a summer for Newt and Callista Gingrich.

Newt, Snooki, and Callista backstage at “The Tonight Show” in July. Photograph of Newt and Callista Gingrich with Snooki Polizzi by Margaret Norton/NBC/Getty Images.

The summer didn’t go quite as hoped for onetime presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich, who lost out to Mitt Romney as GOP nominee for President. But that hasn’t slowed the former House speaker down. What Politico
labeled last March as “Newt and Callista’s Excellent Adventure, an upbeat and defiantly unconventional bid that is as much a bon vivant’s American tour as it is a White House run,” continues apace.

Here’s how Gingrich spent his summer, according to his Twitter feed—spelling and punctuation intact.

9:30 am – 3 Jul
The rome zoo’s large hairy armadillos (their name, honest) are very active today -natives of argentina

9:02 am – 12 Jul
On a plane with two fbi bloodhounds and their handler. Feels like we should be in a movie. Dogs are very child friendly. Kids like them

8:55 pm – 12 Jul
Coastal youth symphony in brunswick ga gave great concert-luis haza is the conductor-it is a wonderful contribution to the community

11:10 am – 13 Jul
Just went skeet shooting with grandson robert. He is getting pretty good at it. Off to music lessons for robert and maggie-nice day

5:02 pm – 19 Jul
Had fun with @jayleno and @snooki on The Tonight Show last night. Here are a few photos from backstage/on set:

1:50 pm – 20 Jul
Daniel silvas the fallen angel is a wonderful novel. Gabirle Allon is an amazing defender of civilization and silva is a remarkable writer

10:59 pm – 27 Jul
Lauberge chez francois has a great new brasserie that is inexpensive delicious and with great mood i

10:07 pm – 28 Jul
Callista and I just watched jim caviezel in bobby jones: stroke of genius-remarkable very touching movie

6:52 pm – 30 Jul
Ben coes three novels about the war with radical Islamists-both great fiction and will open your eyes about how tough and serious the job is

1:04 pm – August 2
World of coca cola is an amazing museum and entertainment.every visitor to Atlanta should visit it.callista and I loved It

4:53 pm – August 8
The service at the Georgetown #Apple store’s Genius Bar is great. Thank you to Jim & Ryan for quickly fixing my iPad.

This article appears in the September 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.