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


"I ran into [Parrish] in the hall the next morning and we had a bizarre conversation where he told me I was all right and asked if I'd take a selfie with him and post it online," Kolb says. "I declined, and he said, 'Okay, I get that.' He walked off and I haven't seen him since."

Kolb blogs about Republican politics, and he acknowledges specifically criticizing Parrish, who used to work as Michele Bachmann's chief of staff, a couple of times in the months leading up to the convention.

"I did write a blog post where I mentioned him by name and called out what I felt was his unseemly salary for a campaign manager running a campaign where they didn't have much money," Kolb says. "I also said that I understand why Andy Parrish is trying to turn [Ortman] into Michele Bachmann because that's what he knows how to do. It's fair to say I've been critical of Parrish and his campaign style generally."

Still, Kolb characterizes the cursing-out and slapping as "definitely one of the stranger experiences I've had at a convention."

"It almost seemed as if he was looking for someone to take it out on," Kolb says. "But he's kind of a weirdo."

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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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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