DC Trawler

When the other convicts ask “What are ya in for?” you really don’t want to say “glitterbombing”

The other day I predicted that Mitt Romney wouldn’t get glitterbombed anymore, now that he’s got Secret Service protection. I didn’t predict that being wrong about it would make me so happy. Reuters:

DENVER — A Colorado student faced misdemeanor charges Wednesday for flinging glitter toward Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney in an increasingly frequent protest act some commentators say should be subject to prosecution.

The practice of “glitter bombing” has mainly been the domain of gay rights activists targeting Republican politicians and other public figures who oppose same-sex marriage.

But University of Colorado Boulder student Peter Smith, 20, told Reuters he threw glitter at Romney after the candidate’s speech in Colorado on Tuesday to protest against his “general political philosophy,” and not only his stance on gay marriage…

Denver authorities detained Smith for questioning on Tuesday night, and he was cited on misdemeanor charges of creating a disturbance, throwing a missile and an unlawful act on school property, Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said.

Smith, who faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted, said he has no regrets about his protest.

Of course not.

You may think six months in jail is excessive. You may think it’s just harmless fun. You may think Romney and Gingrich and Santorum deserve it for the crime of joining the Republican Party. Okay then, if it’s no big deal: Hold still. No, no, keep your eyes open. Stand right there. Let me just grab this bag of sand…

Isn’t it weird that these delightful young fellows haven’t tried to glitterbomb gay-marriage opponent Barack Obama? Maybe they’re just waiting for his opinion to get done “evolving.”