Demetri Martin's joke popped automatically to mind when I heard that Newt Gingrich got glitter bombed by a gay activist at a recent book signing in Minneapolis. The Salamander was in town for an event with the Minnesota Family Council - the group pushing an anti-gay constitutional amendment for the state.
"The thing about glitter is, if you get it on you, be prepared to have it on you forever cause glitter is the herpes of craft supplies," says Martin. The same thing could be said about the taint of homophobia.
After all, Newt famously has a lesbian sister who works for HRC but still pops off with gems like these, "I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it. I think that it is a very dangerous threat to anybody who believes in traditional religion."