Have you heard this crazy story about Rep. Steve Cohen, a progressive Democrat from Memphis? He was caught sending Tweets to a young college girl during the SOTU and the TNGOP jumped all over what they were sure was a scandal-in-the-making. They even called Cohen “The Weiner of the South” in their official statement, and devoted a hefty chunk of their Twitter feed to milking the “scandal.”
Funny story, turns out the girl Cohen was Tweeting was his daughter. What? You didn’t know he had a daughter? Cohen didn’t either, until three years ago.
So now the TNGOP has egg all over its face (and Twitter stream). Not surprisingly, they’d like everyone to just move along now, please! Bygones! And also, Tweeting during the SOTU is very bad, except if you’re a Republican trying to disrespect the President, which in 2009 they all did.
And then we have this priceless message from former TNGOP spokesperson Bill Hobbs, who wrote:
“Not knowingly, but still”? You gotta be kidding me.
Maybe Tennessee Republicans can pass a law requiring men to set aside a chunk of money on the off-chance they might have unknowingly fathered a child. Nah, that would just be silly — though not as silly as half the stuff Republicans have put forth in our legislature this session.