I've never seen an election won on Twitter but I have seen many lost on the platform that gave planet earth a world wide high-school.
Andy Parrish apologizes for slapping MNGOP activist after allegedly calling him "cream puff"
Yesterday was primary election day, and in commemoration, Parrish -- a staunch backer of voter ID -- apparently determined it'd be super funny to offer up this since-deleted tweet:
Parrish, in fact, tweeted that photo not once, but twice, with the second one directed at Star Tribune political reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger:
As Bluestem Prairie notes, the "Mexifornia" license image was applauded in an online forum by members of racist group Stormfront more than a decade ago. So yeah, bad idea, bro.
Predictably, Parrish was soon backpedaling:
He then copied and pasted that same "statement" to a whole bunch of people:
clearly my fake ID tweet offended people for that I am sorry - my intent was to be sarcastic abt MN voting laws w/ an obvious fake ID.-- Andy Parrish (@andyparrish) August 12, 2014
The whole thing was beautifully summed up in this tweet from Highly scatological:
Never change, Andy. Please.
Irony. pic.twitter.com/NDA7zZUQ1o-- Highly scatological (@RaisingOneBrow) August 12, 2014
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