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Serial Monogamy in Penguins

The National Review's Rich Lowry has won the Stupidest Man Alive contest. Don Luskin can never catch him now:

The Observer | UK News | How the penguin's life story inspired the US religious right: Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, told a conference of young Republicans: '[Emperor] penguins are the really ideal example of monogamy. The dedication of these birds is amazing.'

The "ideal" monogamy that Lowry praises is serial monogamy: the penguins change mates every year. That's not "really ideal" monogamy... unless, of course, Newt Gingrich is the really ideal monogamist.

The mated pair also spends very little time with each other--one or the other is always out in the ocean catching fish. And the male appears to do at least half of the egg-care and child-care.