Talk about awkward. Newt Gingrich was signing some books in Minneapolis when a gay rights activist approached the former Speaker of the House and doused him with a sea of glitter. "Feel the rainbow, Newt. Stop the hate. Stop anti-gay politics," the activist said. The Associated Press was on hand to capture the moment:
To his credit, Newt kept his composure, and continued signing books. But he did respond, somewhat sardonically, saying that "it's nice to live in a free country."