Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Political Twitter Watch: Bachmann Campaign Apologizes For Misleading Cain Tweet


Your Black Politics reports:


It’s official.

Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and her staff have won second place for the most embarrassingly inept campaign this election, breathing down the neck of fellow GOP hopeful, Herman Cain, and his bevy of women claiming to have had “inappropriate” relationships with him.

Bachmann, fresh off the Roots insinuating that she’s “Lyin’ A*s B*tch”  on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show, now has to contend with her staff’s impetuous antics making her out to be, well, a liar.

Senator Kent Sorenson (R-Iowa), Bachmann’s campaign chairman, tweeted that there were moving boxes outside of Herman' Cain’s Iowa headquarters, along with pictures of the boxes. The funny part---not funny ha-ha, but funny, I’m such an idiot---is that the boxes were a delivery of about 3,000 yard signs, according to Cain’s Iowa communications director Lisa Lockwood, who called the pictures and the subsequent embarrassment, “karma”:

"People should not jump to conclusions," she said, adding that spirits in the office were "really good."

The tweeted photo has since been taken down.

Already in damage control, Bachmann Iowa campaign manager Eric Woolson has shouldered the blame for Senator Sorenson; because, of course, Sorenson wouldn’t know that taking that picture was a bad idea all on his own. After all, we just expect people to have a modicum of common sense to be elected officials, right?

It's "all my fault," Woolson said. "Kent and I were standing outside the headquarters, and I thought he was asking me if he should take a picture of the moving trucks. He was joking around. What he said was, 'Should I take a picture of the moving trucks and tweet it?' And I didn't hear the 'and tweet it.' So he tweeted that out."

"They weren't moving out. So yeah, we created this unnecessary distraction. I apologize for that."

Don’t worry about it, Eric. Your distraction was a welcome distraction from the implosion of Herman Cain’s campaign, as Ginger White goes public with accusations that she had a thirteen year “inappropriate” relationship with the country’s most famous pizza guy.


Oh, these GOP candidates, what are we going to do with them?

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