Mr. Speaker! At Macabbee's Deli in Des Moines, a meeting January 1, 2012, between Newt Gingrich and David Hirsch: The Speaker started shaking hands, maybe three seconds a person. I was about the fourth person he shook hands with. I thanked him for his clarity on the middle east, then told him I wanted to give him a copy of a book about Lincoln that I co-authored, pulling it out as I talked. He looked at the cover, and asked, "Is this the book on geometry?" I said, "Yes." He said, "I have the book on my Kindle. It completely changed the way I give speeches." He said he would accept the book only if I endorsed it. I opened the book to the already endorsed title page.
Ford's Theatre December 28, 2012