In what could be the most fabulous form of protest ever, activists glitter-bombed GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on Thursday.
The former Minnesota governor was signing copies of his memoir Courage to Stand in San Francisco when two women representing Reproductive Rights and anti-war group Code Pink opened manila envelopes, showering Pawlenty in pink confetti.
(Given his past track record, we predict Pawlenty will have a witty comeback ready by Monday.)
As she was being escorted out by San Francisco police, Code Pink campaigner and glitter thrower Nancy Mancias said, “Where’s your courage to stand for gay rights and for women’s reproductive rights?” adding, “Welcome to San Francisco!”
The Los Angeles Times points out that, as governor, Pawlenty vetoed a bill that would have granted gay men and women the right to the remains of their deceased partners.
Regarding a bill that would have allowed domestic partners to sue in wrongful death cases, Pawlenty said, "I oppose efforts to treat domestic relationships as the equivalent of traditional marriage. Accordingly, I am opposed to this bill.”
A press release on the Code Pink website says that the publicity stunt was inspired by the glitter-bombing of Newt Gingrich at a book signing last month. At that event, activist Nick Espinosa doused Gingrich in silver glitter while shouting, “Feel the rainbow, Newt!”
Gingrich said afterward, “It’s nice to live in a free country.”
Here's video of Pawlenty's glitter bombing captured by Code Pink: