01/26/2012 11:34 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter Criticize Newt Gingrich And His Doodles

Glenn Beck and conservative pundit Ann Coulter laid into GOP candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday morning.

Beck welcomed Coulter on his show by describing her as his best radio guest, and "someone who engages her brain into the conversation."

Beck asked Coulter about Gingrich's doodles that, according to Coulter, were found during the candidate's 1995 ethics violation investigation. "There were these doodles of himself at the center of the universe...and it's Newt defining himself as designer of civilization," Coulter said of the drawings.

Beck described the doodles as "disturbing." He added, "He writes 'systems designer', and it's pointed right to him..what is that?!"

"It's not a small government conservative," Coulter said. "I don't think the pope describes himself as that," Beck said.

Beck also compared Gingrich's favorability ratings with those of Nancy Pelosi. "He makes Nancy Pelosi look like a superstar to the rest of the country," Beck said of Gingrich's low rating. Coulter warned that Republicans must focus on who can beat President Obama, and said that Gingrich comes off as "pompous and boring" during debates without rowdy audiences.