Mitt Romney May Not Know He Was Glitter-Bombed

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A protester threw glitter on Mitt Romney at an event Wednesday, and Romney either didn't know or didn't care that the so-called "glitter-bombing" is a signature act of protest among gay rights advocates, reports Fox9 in Minnesota

Serial glitter-bomber Nick Espinosa tweeted, "I just glitterbombed Mitt Romney and yelled 'feel the rainbow, the 1% pays for hate, you're not welcome in our state! #occupymn #glitterati." (We assume he did not yell the hashtags.) But Romney, after his son tried but failed to brush all the glitter off his headdeclared that someone was celebrating his Florida win with confetti. "Let me tell you, President Obama is not going to be seeing a lot of confetti," he said, which is probably true as Obama isn't very likely to get glitter bombed not the least because of something called the Secret Service.

Then he turned the moment into a classic Mitt Romney humor opportunity: "I've got glitter in my hair. That's not all I've got in my hair — I glue it on every day," he quipped.

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