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Oh dear: Newt Gingrich tweets photo of himself with fossil, mockage ensues

http://twitter.com/#!/newtgingrich/status/269142084139761664

WHY IS NEWT GINGRICH SO AWKWARD “@newtgingrich: Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…

— Garrett Poorman (@GarrettPoorman) November 15, 2012

Oof. Newt’s known for being a smart guy, but tweeting out this photo probably wasn’t among his greatest ideas:

Someone caption this! RT @newtgingrich: Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…

— Omar Villafranca (@OmarVillafranca) November 15, 2012

so many jokes to make, don’t know where to start RT @newtgingrich Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…

— N.A.Flotteron (@naflotteron) November 15, 2012

Plenty of Twitterers were more than happy to step up to the plate:

Almost as big as your skull, Newt! RT @newtgingrich: Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…

— Fox News (@F0X_News) November 15, 2012

@arector12 @newtgingrich lol I like Newt the dinosaur enthusiast WAY more than I like Newt the Presidential candidate.

— Jacob Gaylord Parson (@RealTeamJacob) November 15, 2012

#Newtasorous RT @newtgingrich: Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…

— Ward Black (@ward_black) November 15, 2012

Several people found the photo to be rather symbolic:

@newtgingrich‘s unfortunate metaphorical pic at @uoftx twitter.com/newtgingrich/s… God bless him. #tcot

— Becca Lower (@BeccaJLower) November 15, 2012

Ha! The jokes write themselves! #Fossils “@newtgingrich: Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…

— Chris Love (@ChrsLove) November 15, 2012

Quite a fossil. Nice bone, too. RT @newtgingrich: Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…

— Josh Richman (@Josh_Richman) November 15, 2012

@newtgingrich Dinosaur holds fossil @smshow@randiradio @davidaxelrod @jimmyfallon

— My name is Boogie (@boogiedance2002) November 15, 2012

As advertised RT @newtgingrich: Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…

— Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) November 15, 2012

@newtgingrich Nice looking fossil.What is that bone in your hand for?

— Mark Hohn (@mhohn) November 15, 2012

@newtgingrich I see two fossils

— kalepost (@kalepost) November 15, 2012

Fossils looking at fossils.So meta.RT @newtgingrich Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…

— Nerdy Laura (@NerdyLaura) November 15, 2012

“@newtgingrich: Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…”which one is the fossil?

— Grumpy(@RandomGrumpynes) November 15, 2012

Which one’s the fossil?! #heeeeeyoh #trytheveal RT @newtgingrich: Looking at fossils at the university of texas twitter.com/newtgingrich/s…

— Jon Eiseman (@Jon_Eiseman) November 15, 2012

Ouch.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/15/oh-dear-newt-gingrich-tweets-photo-of-himself-with-fossil-mockage-ensues/

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