Friday, February 28, 2014

Bonehead Quote of the Week- Twitter Typo Edition: Dan Patrick on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Adamantly anti-gay state Senator and candidate for lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick (R-Houston), shocked conservative loyalists on Twitter earlier this week when he posted:

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The self-proclaimed "Christian first, Conservative second and Republican third," candidate sought to fix the message with a major 'whoops!' moment:

And in case anyone was still wondering, Patrick followed the message by stressing his anti-marriage equality views:

But the damage was done and the typo had already ignited a firestorm of mockery, from shots by late-night comedians like Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel  ("He deleted that Tweet and immediately posted this one: 'Opps, my boyfriend JEFFREY is SUCH a prankster!' #twitterboner," joked Kimmel) to a #patricktwittertypos hashtag stream:

 

 

Patrick's accidental endorsement of gay marriage may have some wondering if the mistake was a mere technical flub or perhaps a Freudian slip?

 

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