Gays Heckle Obese Mole Rat in Minnesota—Oh Wait, It Was Newt Gingrich!

A gust of hot air warmed the chilly Midwestern air in Bloomington, MN, yesterday. But our original assumption that it was an overweight rodent passing gas proved inaccurate. It was a creepy critter of a different variety—a newt.

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was stumping in the Gopher State (more rodents!) when protestors interrupted his speech to call him out for his homophobic platform.

The Hill reports:

“Hey Newt, why do you support discrimination against gays and lesbians all the time? Serial hypocrisy!” a young man yelled at Gingrich, interrupting his 40-minute speech. After he was pushed out of the room by what appeared to be a supporter, a second young man took up the charge in the back of the room, chanting, “No hate in our state, why do you discriminate?”

As the crowd began chanting Gingrich’s name, a woman approached the second protestor and grabbed his wrists. Before a fight could break out, police escorted [the protestor] from the room.

That guy’s lucky he got out when he did—we’ve heard tale of Gingrich gnawing his way through an entire phalanx of glitter-bombers.

Photos: Roman Klementschitz, Gage Skidmore

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  • Matt Cornell

    Haha. Newt is fat! You guys kill me.

  • LandStander

    Aren’t there other things we can poke fun at Newt about besides his weight? Its rather unclassy…

  • divkid

    looking at the teeth on that mole rat i bet it could chew it’s way right through it’s partners cancerous innards to get to the poon on the other side. and yet, somehow, i doubt that it would. but even if it did, somehow even that would seem *more* noble.

  • Lefty

    This is entirely unfair to moles.

  • kendoll

    Latinos for Newt. LOL.

  • tjr101

    The mole is actually quite pleasing to the eye compared to Newt.

  • John Simpson

    Dear Queerty, I just stumbled across this story on a serach for Iran news. No Hate in Our State? Plenty of hate on this page! It’s fun to dehumanize people, isn’t it? Rat, vermin…where have I heard that before? At least when it isn’t you being taunted for, I don’t know..being flaming gayboys? You seem to enjoy hating a LOT! What is it that makes it OK for you to bully people but not for people to bully you? Are you special or something? I think not. Please use brain for future articles like this. It doesn’t reflect well on Queerty, a mag I actually respect for its Iranian human rights campaigning. Hey, there’s an idea! Why don’t you save the rodent names for someone who really deserves them, the queer-exterminating Ahmadinejad and the Mad Mullahs instead of fellow Americans with whom you merely disagree? Food for thought.

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