Thanks to Juanita Jean, we all know about Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller, who is a real peach of a guy. I was going to wait for her to weigh in, but she's off doing the work of the angels, helping to certify early voting ballots in Texas.
It's up to me to inform you that hisownself Commissioner Miller tweeted a lovely tweet calling Hillary Clinton a c*nt.
The tweet, image of which is below, was ostensibly about Texas polls, and said, "Trump: 44 C*nt: 43 GO!"
It originated with a different person, according to Miller, and was then cut and pasted into a tweet made from his account. Mmmhmmm.
Although agency spokesman Mark Loeffler originally said he believed the account had been hacked, it had been issuing nearly identical tweets for many hours before the tweet that used the c-word. Loeffler speculated that a hacker might be trying to make Miller -- "and by extension, Donald Trump" -- look bad.
Soon after, Miller told another reporter that a staffer had copied and pasted the tweet without proofreading it thoroughly.
Eventually, Loeffler and Miller got their stories straight.
"The campaign was retweeting information on Twitter today and inadvertently retweeted a tweet that they were not aware contained a derogatory term," Loeffler said. "The tweet was taken down as soon as possible. Commissioner Miller finds the term vulgar and offensive and apologizes to anyone who may have seen it."
Except...it wasn't a retweet. It was copied and pasted into another blank tweet and sent under the account. If you use Twitter, you know you can easily quote someone else's tweet by using the "quote tweet" function, or you can simply retweet it with no comment. Apparently whoever actually sent that out took the time to copy the text from someone else.
Or maybe it was just Miller himself. Here's what he said about his Twitter account just last week.
The misogyny in this election cycle has been soul-sucking, but entirely unsurprising. My theory is that Miller tweeted this himself, that he believes it, and he never would have walked it back if he weren't running for reelection.
But I'll hold off on my final judgment until Juanita Jean weighs in.