Me likey Broke Girls. But have never seen their show!—
Phil Hardy (@PhilHardy) February 04, 2013
Phil Hardy is the communications director for GOP Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho.
Or rather, he was.
The exact text of the tweet above accidentally appeared on Rep. Labrador’s official Twitter account by accident. It was deleted after 14 seconds, but of course, Twitter is forever. The Idaho Statesman newspaper broke the story and news of Hardy’s firing over the reference to a racy Super Bowl ad for the TV show, “2 Broke Girls.”
As word spread of Hardy’s firing, so did some sympathy among political watchers and journos.
There’s always someone who sees racism, of course:
Weighing both sides:
What do you think?