Their names: Maggie and Robert Cushman (his grandchildren). She’s 12, and an aspiring ballerina; he’s 10, and can already beat his grandfather at chess.
When he goes out on stage, Gingrich told me Friday, he carries but one piece of paper. On it, he writes two reminders for himself--both of which come from his grandchildren.
At the top of the page, Gingrich said, he doodles a happy face, because Maggie has told him she will be counting the number of times he smiles. At the bottom are Roberts words of advice: “Shorter and clearer.”
These two may have a future in political consulting.
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