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Not a Sparkling Day for Newt

Posted on May 18, 2011

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich started his week on the wrong foot with ill-advised TV tirades and a huge Tiffany tab, but the glitter on the cake came Tuesday when a gay rights advocate dumped a bag of the stuff on Gingrich and his wife, Callista. They were signing books at an event in Minneapolis when the culprit struck, saying, “Feel the rainbow, Newt. Stop the hate. Stop anti-gay politics. It’s dividing our country and it’s not fixing our economy.” Gingrich’s joking response: “It’s nice to live in a free country.” —KDG

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By PatrickHenry, May 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm Link to this comment

Someone put a fork in him, he’s done.

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By SarcastiCanuck, May 19, 2011 at 2:48 pm Link to this comment
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Jeeze Newt,don’t think you got the gay vote man.I think the only people you haven’t pissed off are one eyed nuns who like wearing cowboy boots,but tommorrows another day.Bah bye….

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By TDoff, May 19, 2011 at 11:50 am Link to this comment

Bad day for Newt=Good day for US

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By katsteevns, May 19, 2011 at 5:18 am Link to this comment

By Colleen

“I fail to see how this was an effective tactic. “

People who saw this will look into the protester’s claim. If it is grounded in truth, they may cast their vote in another direction. I’d say that is very affective.

Notice how the protester was deliberately SHOVED through the doorway by one of the apples that fell from Gingrich’s tree. You can hear it in his voice.

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By THX 1133 is not in the movie..., May 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm Link to this comment

Tik tok, your 15 hours are up; say good bye Newt, ya
friggin maroon…

and I’m being nice…

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By Colleen, May 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm Link to this comment
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I fail to see how this was an effective tactic.

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By Robespierre115, May 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm Link to this comment

Newt will simply state that glitter-making companies are part of a “European Socialist” conspiracy to destroy our “American way of life.”

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By Queenie, May 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm Link to this comment

Glitter?  I would have covered him in cow dung.

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