During the Super Bowl, Rep. Raul Labrador's Twitter following might have got the impression that the congressman had downed one PBR too many. "Me likey Broke Girls," read a tweet sent from Rep. Ladrador's account in response to a pole dancing-themed ad for CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.
As you've probably guessed, the tweet wasn't the work of Rep. Labrador himself. It was sent by his spokesman, Phil Hardy, who inadvertently sent the "personal" tweet from his boss's account. Evidently realizing his mistake, Hardy deleted the tweet within 14 seconds, but it was archived by Politiwoops, a site that preserved politicians' tweets even after they've been deleted.
No one would have paid much attention, except that Rep. Labrador decided that the inadvertent tweet was a firing offense, and gave Hardy his pink slip. So now the media is full of headlines bringing together Rep. Labrador's name with the phrases "fired staffer" and "me likely Broke Girls," which we are sure is not precisely what the congressman wanted.
Via the Idaho Statesman and Twitter.