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Mitt Romney Spent All Day Being Glitter Bombed

A gay rights activist, not pictured, throws a cup of glitter on Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as he walks to the stage at the start of a campaign rally in Eagan, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A bit more glitter than Romney is used to inhaling on a normal day. Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP

Somehow, up until today, Mitt Romney managed to avoid being glitter bombed. Then he came to Minnesota, the Land of 1o,000 Lakes and Pounds of Excess Glitter*, the state where Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, and Karl Rove have all been glitter bombed in the past year

And so, inevitably, at a campaign event with Tim Pawlenty this afternoon, Romney finally lost his glitter virginity. As he approached the stage, an activist tossed glitter all over Romney because … immigration? Sure, immigration. 

Romney handled it well though. After a quick brush off, he took the microphone, and — pretending that pure, violent rage wasn’t coursing throughout his body — joked that it was all just a celebration of his victory in Florida yesterday. 

After finishing his speech, Romney was “hit by another batch of glitter as he exited the event.” No joke. 

*This had incorrectly referred to Minnesota as the Land of 1,000 Lakes.

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