|IT WAS LIKE ME TRYING TO TALK MYSELF OUT OF ICE CREAM.
Dana Milbank - Kerry and Gingrich Hugging Trees -- and (Almost) Each Other - washingtonpost.com: "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."