Quote of the day: Newt's apology

Newt Gingrich apologizes for using "Eye of the Tiger"

Published September 5, 2012 6:40PM (EDT)

Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is officially kaput. His dreams of being a real-life Rocky are probably dead as well, after several months of lawsuits over his campaign's use of the Survivor song "Eye of the Tiger":

"We are very sorry that your song "Eye of the Tiger" was associated with the 2012 Newt Gingrich campaign," Newt wrote to the song owners, TMZ reported. "We will do our utmost to assure that this does not happen again."

He's just the latest Republican to apologize to the rock gods.

By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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