Newt Gingrich Cancels D.C. Book Signing

Newt Gingrich loves signing books.  But he canceled Friday's signing event in D.C. due to "safety concerns." 

He was supposed to provide his John Hancock alongside his wife, Callista, at 4 p.m. at the Hudson News inside Union Station.  But the event was canceled "in order to address public safety concerns."

"Hudson News apologizes for the late notice and for any inconvenience to our customers," the statement read.

But never fear, Gingrich fans.  Another book signing will occur in the DMV later this month.  Mrs. Gingrich will sign copies of her new book, "Sweet Land of Liberty," at 2 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the Mount Vernon Visitors Center.

Why book signings over stump speeches? Perhaps the AP's Philip Elliott summed it up best:

"Gingrich prides himself on his nontraditional campaign style. It isn't clear whether it will pay off politically. But it certainly has not hurt his own income."

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