In non-Akin news, Newt Gingrich has penned an open letter to Republican National Convention delegates officially releasing them from any obligation to him. It’s unlikely that Newt still had too many people clinging to his presidential aspirations, but we guess he figured it’s better to be safe than sorry. Gingrich is urging all of them to unite under the Romney-Ryan banner. Um, OK. That’s nice of Newt and all, but is it really necessary?

Must be time to sing Kumbaya:

Of course, the show of solidarity may not be bad for Gingrich, either:

While Gingrich’s email may not be as ripe for a media frenzy as, ahem, other recent stories, it’s still good for a few jokes:

Maybe they’ve been hanging out with the penguins and sleepy cheetahs.

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