From Toilet Paper Media:
A gay rights activists threw glitter at Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) as she left the stage at the RightOnline conference here Saturday. The “glittering” is not the first glitter-related stunt pulled on a Republican running for president this year.
Get Equal, a California-based gay rights group, claimed responsibility for the glittering, which did not hit Bachmann. A previous glittering aimed at Newt Gingrich was more successful in reaching its target.
While I support their cause, this “glitter bombing” stuff is stupid and dangerous. I spent a number of years working security, and somebody rushing at a candidate with something in their hand (or pulling something from their pocket) would be considered a deadly threat.
Think Gabrielle Giffords or imagine somebody rushing at President Obama. The Secret Service agents guarding the President would have split seconds to react. If they capped some glitter-bomber rushing at Obama it would be ruled justifiable homicide.
BTW – The same thing applies to people with cream pies or anyone else pulling similar protest/publicity stunts.