Obama Puppy Fixation 'Fairly Stupid': Newt Gingrich

05/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighed in Sunday on news that the first family has finally settled on a new puppy for daughters Malia and Sasha.

"I hope that the girls love the dog," Gingrich said on ABC's "This Week." "I hope the family - and all the pressure they're going to be in - finds it useful. And I think that this whole thing is fairly stupid."

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