Our drag mother always taught us not to play with glitter. A little bit goes such a long way, she said, you'll be picking glitter out of the corners of your, um, eyes for weeks or months after the desire to be bejazzled has passed.
Which is why we're so grateful for those who've been unleashing this weapon of mass production on dull, antigay conservative politicians and their nearest cohorts.
The latest to get glitter-bombed? Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, who, for unknown reasons, thinks he's got it what it takes to beat Barack Obama in 2012. Take a look at this video, which shows members of the groups Reproductive Rights and CODEPINK showering Pawlenty with pink, glitter-laced confetti at a recent book signing.
Pawlenty is, of course, not the first Republican to get a surprise makeover at the hands of gay rights activists. Last month presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich and his wife/former-congressional-aide Callista relived the disco era (he was in his mid-'30s then; she was 12) at the hands of activist Nick Espinosa.
Who do you think will be next? I'd say Rick Santorum if he hadn't already suffered a worse fate.
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