Short version: this Tweet went out:
If the government requires us to allow same sex marriage, what’s to stop them from requiring us to be gay?
— Jack Kimble (@RepJackKimble) March 26, 2013
…which caused former Obama press secretary (and current nothing in particular) Ben LaBolt to respond:
Time for a new press sec MT @repjackkimble: If the govt makes us allow same sex marriage, what’s to stop them from requiring us to be gay?
— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) March 26, 2013
Alas, if LaBolt had simply done this, he would have discovered that Jack Kimble is a fake Congressman with a fake website. Which frankly robs the whole thing of pretty much any oomph that it might have had otherwise. But it is funny to watch everybody screw that up!
Things to take away from the entire episode?
- Always double-check: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- True, this happens to everybody. So does the resulting mockery.
- Guess we now know why Obama took LaBolt’s advice.