— E. Stringer Keefe (@ProfKeefe) September 12, 2014
Alternate title: Delaware’s Governor’s office reminds us all of the first rule of social media, which is: If you are a public figure, get off of social media.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell’s office apologized Thursday for a tweet containing a link to a racy photo of a woman wearing what appears to be leather straps around her neck and chest.
Seriously: it’s just a minefield, guys. Even if it’s a danged tame racy photo, all things considered. Oh, well, nobody ever said that Delaware was a hub of sin and depravity, mostly because you can cross the state in the time it takes to say that*.
PS: Normally, I’d play a game of NAME! THAT! PARTY!!!!!! – except that CNN mentioned Rick Perry’s equally inadvertent (while extremely less kinky) deleted tweet: since CNN waited until the end of the piece to mention it and didn’t note that Perry is a Republican, I’m going to rule no harm, no foul.
*I have to pay their ridiculous tolls on a regular basis, just to cross their state on my way to somewhere more interesting, not to mention less claustrophobic. So I have paid for the right to sneer at Delaware, thank you very much.
This really is a pretty bad picture, isn’t it?
I didn’t really take a look at it before, but Ann Althouse, Little Miss Attila, and Protein Wisdom Pub are all correct: that’s just a lousy photo. It looks better in smaller versions, for reasons which I’m sure are immediately obvious to professional photographers – but in the full-size version it looks like somebody dipped it in nicotine oil.
The weirdest part? This must have been the best picture, too.
Crossposted to RedState.