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Gingrich hit with glitter at Minneapolis event
AP/WorldMag ^ | May 17, 10:31 PM EDT | BRIAN BAKST

Posted on 05/17/2011 8:02:40 PM PDT by quantim

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista were hit with glittery confetti by a protester Tuesday during the couple's appearance at a book-signing.

The man approached the Gingriches during the signing at a downtown Minneapolis hotel, dumped a cracker box full of colorful confetti on the pair and said, "Feel the rainbow, Newt! Stop the hate! Stop anti-gay politics!"

Two Associated Press reporters witnessed the event. The man was quickly pushed out of the room by an event organizer as the Gingriches brushed confetti out of their hair and laps.

Newt Gingrich smiled as he brushed confetti off the table, and said, "Nice to live in a free country."

Although authorities couldn't immediately confirm the man's identity, he appeared to be Nick Espinosa, a prankster who has disrupted at least two other political events in Minnesota, including one in which he dumped a bagful of pennies in the lap of a Republican candidate for governor last year.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: assault; attentionwhore; newt; nickespinosa; tolerantleft

1 posted on 05/17/2011 8:02:41 PM PDT by quantim
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To: quantim

The sad thing is that Newt wants someone else to pay for this guy’s health insurance.


2 posted on 05/17/2011 8:08:15 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: quantim

I am not a Newt supporter, but why the heck does anyone want to run for political office?

The creep who did this should be sent to prison for 4 or 5 years. This could have easily been acid or some other toxic substance.


3 posted on 05/17/2011 8:08:54 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: Patrick1

bttt


4 posted on 05/17/2011 8:08:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: quantim

Anyone just see this narcissist on Greta?
A 2x4 would have been only marginally more effective!

Good Lord!

He is a flipping disaster in motion.


5 posted on 05/17/2011 8:09:07 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: acapesket

Hey, Gringrich can be a 2x4 if you like that... He can say a lot of different kinds of things like he almost believes them.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 8:15:48 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: FreeAtlanta
"This could have easily been acid or some other toxic substance."

There are guys that go around throwing pies in people's faces, and they get tried for assault, exactly because the pies might not be made of just whipped cream.

But part of me likes the idea that those at the top of the food chain who are almost completely isolated from the rest of us have to occasionally deal with the rabble.

The persons who should be punished are not the pranksters, but the security details who can't keep the pranksters away.

7 posted on 05/17/2011 8:16:39 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: quantim
"Feel the rainbow, Newt! Stop the hate! Stop anti-gay politics!

Photobucket

8 posted on 05/17/2011 8:25:58 PM PDT by dragonblustar (If libs are inspired by a book that was dedicated to Satan, their reward will be hell.)
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To: dragonblustar

That tongue has been to some dark and awful places.


9 posted on 05/17/2011 8:28:17 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: quantim

Didn’t Noot have a sister who is a dyke?


10 posted on 05/17/2011 8:41:51 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: quantim

When he found himself covered with confetti, Newt’s first thought must have been that his brain exploded


11 posted on 05/17/2011 8:54:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: FreeAtlanta
I am not a Newt supporter, but why the heck does anyone want to run for political office?

vanity

12 posted on 05/17/2011 9:11:40 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland (time to get out of ny => 47 days and counting...)
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To: dragonblustar
A little confetti and glitter is just what this couple needs.....


13 posted on 05/17/2011 9:11:46 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: sjmjax

That’s hysterical!


14 posted on 05/17/2011 9:35:41 PM PDT by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

“The creep who did this should be sent to prison for 4 or 5 years. This could have easily been acid or some other toxic substance.”

Nothing is now illegal if Done-While-Democrat. Don’t you know that by now?

Instead of jail, this klown will get a book deal, and MSNBC contract, and an appearance on Oprah, where he will detail his great deed.


15 posted on 05/17/2011 10:14:16 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Junior_G

That tongue strangely looks like a snake head .


16 posted on 05/17/2011 11:03:27 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Please support Michelle Bachmann, we need her !)
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To: FreeAtlanta

>> This could have easily been acid or some other toxic substance.

But it wasn’t.


17 posted on 05/17/2011 11:10:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: quantim

newt is a pos!!!!


18 posted on 05/17/2011 11:32:55 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: sjmjax

LOL!!


19 posted on 05/17/2011 11:33:41 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: andyssister

Pinging you to post 13. LMAO!!


20 posted on 05/18/2011 4:40:11 AM PDT by clinkclink
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To: quantim

Ah those sodomites. What a fun bunch of people...


21 posted on 05/18/2011 5:05:23 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: sjmjax

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 05/18/2011 7:49:28 AM PDT by dragonblustar (If libs are inspired by a book that was dedicated to Satan, their reward will be hell.)
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