Throwing things at politicians is a bad idea. Anything.
How is security supposed to know if the perp is throwing glitter, or acid, or holding a knife. Moving towards politicians in a threatening manner is just a bad idea.
The MoveOn.org activist who moved in a threatening manner towards Rand Paul last year put herself and others in danger. Particularly after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, the notion that physical confrontations, including throwing things, at politicians is acceptable is not acceptable.
Nonetheless, the newest fashion in politics is for gay marriage activists to throw glitter at politicians who oppose gay marriage. Code Pink doused Tim Pawlenty with glitter last week.
The latest is this unsuccessful lunge towards Michele Bachmann at the RightOnline convention (via TPM):
Here’s the link to another video with the perp explaining how she would throw glitter at Barack Obama if she could get close enough.
This is just plain stupid and irresponsible. It is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.