Andy Parrish apologizes for slapping MNGOP activist after allegedly calling him "cream puff"

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Kolb (left) was on the receiving end of Parrish's slaps and verbal abuse.
Think politics isn't a contact sport? Think again.

At the MNGOP convention in Rochester over the weekend, Julianne Ortman's campaign to secure her party's endorsement for the U.S. Senate race against Al Franken crashed and burned quicker than you can say "McFadden." Unsurprisingly, that development was a bitter disappointment to Ortman's campaign manager, our old friend Andy Parrish.

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But the surprise was just how hard Parrish took Ortman's defeat. So hard, in fact, that he ended up allegedly calling a MNGOP activist who supported McFadden a "cream puff" before repeatedly slapping him in the face.

The activist on the receiving end of Parrish's slaps was Jeff Kolb, who tells us this morning that while he was "open to the idea of supporting Julianne Ortman in the beginning," he "quickly soured on that because of the campaign strategy."

After Ortman was eliminated from contention late Friday night, Kolb, sitting in the press area, saw Parrish walking around the convention floor.

"I thought that was interesting because Ortman had not officially withdrawn when she went out to give her speech," Kolb says. "The speculation was that if there was no endorsement she was looking for a loophole to jump back in, so I was curious what Parrish was doing and watching him to see why he was in the hall because after his candidate was eliminated there wasn't a reason for him to be there."

"He walked over and I smiled and nodded at him," Kolb continues. "He leaned over and got in my face and called me a 'fucking cream puff.' I said, 'Excuse me?' He said, 'You fucking cream puff, you're a real Twitter tough guy... you're the biggest tough guy I've ever met.' I stood up, got face-to-face with him, and he continued with the insults and things like that, and I told him, 'If you're trying to get me to hit you or something I'm not going to do that,' and he said, 'What are you going to do about it?' I said, 'Turn around and tweet out that we just had a really bizarre conversation,' and at that point he reached out and gave me a slap in the face and did it two more times."

A crowd quickly formed and split the two up.

"I just said, 'Sorry your candidate lost, Andy,' and he continued to yell," Kolb says.

An official subsequently removed Parrish from the floor of the convention. Kolb then tweeted about what just happened: Kolb's can't-make-it-up story even launched a Twitter meme: Parrish later offered up an apology, which Kolb accepted: But that wasn't the last bizarre interaction Kolb would have with Parrish over the weekend.

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fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

Right on. Kolb handled it like a boss.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Looking at the GOP convention is like staring into the sun.  It's so white its blinding.  Just a sea of sweaty fat bigots. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

One more reason the GOP is finished in MN.  

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

I hope the MN GOP hires Andy Parrish to do everything for them.  Has he ever been involved with anything that didn't fail abysmally?

Alirox
Alirox

You two buttfuck and make up, wyncha.

TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

Andy was looking to get punched, not to fight, but simply start controversy and diminish Jeff.  Jeff Kolb held it together.  Andy was removed from the convention floor. 

@atrupar Aaron, you should have attended our convention, you could have hung with Ben.  Lots of fun!

_Joe_
_Joe_

@andyparrish - LOL.  Hey buddy... You probably shouldn't call other people a "cream puff" and then slap them in the face like a little bitch.


You can't have it both ways.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

what a bunch of losers. 


the others who are mocking this mockery ... disgusting 

vitajex
vitajex

Mmmm...

I love me a good sissy slap-fight!

Seriously, this is as funny as watching two of Paris Hilton's pampered Pomeranians sparring over the last vegan, organic, imported Milkbone.

BigHerbDRightHere
BigHerbDRightHere

@TheConservativeJerk ha!  you're looking to get punched too but you always run and hide.  You would be removed from the floor as well if you ever grew a set of balls and backed up your mouth little man.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@TheConservativeJerk It's not surprising you were at the GOP convention since you are the type of person who makes fun of dead children.    No wonder the Republican Party is such a joke with dedicated bigots like you helping them make decisions.  

TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

@BigHerbDRightHere 

Ya ya, I never hide.  I simply have turned off my email notifications to post replies from here. Responding to nonsense, especially this, is barely worth my time. 

TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann 

"dedicated bigots"...do you have a clue what you are talking about?

Oh, I get it.  You are an expert in bigotry, as you judge people by the color of their skin. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@TheConservativeJerk Well you did make fun of that teenager who killed himself over gay bullying.   While other people were grieving or trying to make sense of the story you made fun of the kid's appearance and sexual preference.   If you are so filled with hate that you feel the need to make fun of a dead child because he was gay what word besides bigot fits you?  

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