BOMB THE BASE

Does Anyone Know How To Get Glitter Out Of Santorum?

We have to take exception with the unknown Occupy Charleston activist who glitter-bombed Rick Santorum on Saturday at a rally in South Carolina.

Oh, we don’t have a problem with the stunt—we just think she chose the wrong candidate.

Santorum, who came in third in the SC primary, doesn’t stand much of a chance of taking the White House, or even the nomination for Republican candidate.

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich hasn’t been dowsed in glitter since last May. You can see that “I hate my life” look in Calista’s face—she’s practically saying, “please glitter-bomb me!”

Can somebody please do this gold-digging floozy a favor and hit old Newty at his next press conference?

 Photo: The Washington Post

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15 Comments

  • JayKay

    Stop this shit. This is the same kind of shit PETA does. And normal people everywhere fucking hate PETA.

  • JKB

    How does one get glitter out of Santorum? You just need to through that shit out.

  • Steve

    What kind of Santorum is the glitter in? This kind: http://spreadingsantorum.com/ ?

    It might not matter. I’m not sure there is any important difference.

  • Tee

    You have to take exception with this activist? Because they should’ve glittered Newt? Not cute. Come on, you’re lunging too hard for the provocative twist and all you wind up doing is shitting on the cause. Say Newt should be next, fine, but don’t act like this statement was a frivolous act when Santorum—who won Iowa and came in a strong third elsewhere—is the most homophobic guy in the race at this point, and the one we’re most likely to see in the second slot on a Newt or Mitt ticket. Are there better things one could do than throw glitter? Of course. Frankly, it’s probably a badge of courage for them to be decked out in sparkles if it means they’re a “true conservative”, which to them means going against the Constitutional provisions of equality of freedoms and rights under the law. But it would be the same badge of courage to have us picket, or write columns. We need to inform one another, and then we need to inform our straight brothers and sisters, that we need to move forward on gay rights and not backward, and that this means reelecting Barack Obama, the only candidate with a prayer of a chance who gives a crap about gays. He spent some of his political capital on us, dropping the defense of DOMA and repealing DADT. Now we need to spend some of our political efforts on him. It’s not just about repeating how bad the other side is, it’s about repeating which side is the best for us and giving the lie to the self-defeating sentiment that they’re all the same, or haven’t done enough.

  • Right Is Right

    Somehow I suspect that if (Queerty author) Dan Avery had a bagful of debris dumped on his head in public, this article would instead be about the terrible hate crimes perpetrated by evil straight people.

  • Jim

    Personally, I think it’s best not to stoop down to Santorum’s level. The glitterbombers always seem to come off as crazy to me. I think it’s better to confront them with words, not glitter.

  • EmmaMTF

    They immediately made themselves look like FUCKING IDIOTS the moment they started screaming ‘occupy’ and ‘bigot’.

  • TMikel

    My, my, don’t you have your knickers in a twist! Take a deep breath and calm down. Not everyone hates this sort of amusing stunt while the PETA people are crazy and out of control. Your comparison is not apt nor accurate. Was your mother frightened by a weasel when she was pregnant with you?

  • Chuck

    It really makes me ashamed sometimes to see the people that “support” the gay community. In this fashion, all you do is make the rest of us look crazy and only gives the people that hate us more fuel.

  • bystander

    This type of behavior is somewhat entertaining, but i don’t see how it in any way advances a cause, they just look like bat-crap crazy lunatics, and santorum looks good by just laughing and shaking it off.

  • Cameron

    In case anyone forgot, our movement was founded on civil disobedience. Stonewall was a riot, not a bunch of old white gay men opening up a dialogue with the bigoted politicians who actively legislated against our rights, and okay-ed bar raids. This man contributes to the cultural erasure of, and violence against, our community. Progress wasnt made by portraying ourselves as fuzzy and accessible, or with “we’re just like you” appeals to people who use ambiguous religious texts to promote violence against us, and exclude us from equal rights. Let’s also not forget who the instigators are here. Our platform is reactionary.

  • ChristopherM

    This is assault, pure and simple. We can’t preach against violent crimes and pull these ridiculous stunts.

  • Klik

    Santorum got glitter-bombed? It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving bigot. Political candidates like Rick Santorum should get glitter-bombed irrespective of their chances of being nominated.

  • steve sydney

    Umm the glitter bomb missed from what I can see…

    Failed mission. All gays report back to base for further bombing instructions

  • kendoll

    Calista’s best friend from college later came out as lesbian. Newton Leroy has a lesbian sister. Perhaps Gingrich will come around some day but not likely until after they reach the end of their political life.

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