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Wednesday
May182011

Gingrich's Glitter Bandit: Newt 'Needed a Makeover'

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Newt Gingrich may be picking glitter out of his hair for weeks, thanks to Nick Espinosa – a Minnesota-based activist who capped Gingrich's run of bad news stories by dumping two bags' worth of the shiny stuff on and near the presidential candidate and his wife Tuesday night.

Espinosa joined ABC News' Top Line on Wednesday to talk about his motivations and what else he might have in store for Gingrich and other politicians this campaign season. The point, he said, was for Newt to "feel the rainbow" -- that is, respect gay rights.

"I don't want anyone -- much less a serial adulterer -- telling, you know, telling people who they can and cannot love. You know, this is a man with two divorces and three marriages," Espinosa said.

"I think that glitter is a lot of fun, and I think that it got the point across -- it helped to bring attention to the issue," Espinosa said. "The way this week has gone for him, I think his campaign needed a makeover, and it was interesting the way his security reacted as well."

Espinosa said he was ushered out of the book signing organized by the Minnesota Family Council, though he wasn’t charged with any crimes.

As for what's next, he said: "We'll see what happens. I did use only two out of the three bags of glitter that I bought, but I think I might have to save that one for Newt Gingrich's next wedding."

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