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Sarah Muller of MSNBC is reporting that a protester dumped a bunch of glitter on Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, last night at a book signing in Minneapolis. The man approached the couple during the event at a downtown-Minneapolis hotel and showered the rainbow-colored confetti on the pair. Muller reports, "He then yelled, 'Stop the hate' and 'Feel the rainbow,' presumably a nod to gay rights."


Gingrich apparently wiped off the table and said, "Nice to live in a free country" while the prankster was escorted out of the room. The Huffington Post is reporting that the prankster may have been 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.

Espinosa emailed reporters later Tuesday and attached pictures of the confetti attack. He said it was a protest against a proposal to amend Minnesota's Constitution to ban gay marriage.


Seriously? Dumping glitter on Gingrich and his wife is not a good look. All it does is make the activist look crazy. Sure, Gingrich's ideas about LGBTQ issues are worthy of protest, but pranks won't get it.

Watch video of the incident below.

Read more at MSN or the Huffington Post.

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