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?

  • BlueGood

    Ladrador is between K-Bec & Newfoundland…….never knew they where politically attuned….~snort~

    • tjcuzns


  • TheOriginalDonald

    Long Distance Dedication from NOW

  • sarainitaly

    No doubt those professing shock he was fired would turn around and use it against labrador if he kept him, and scream #waronwomen till they were even bluer in the face.

    • Joe W.

      You said it before I could. I agree 100%

    • Ben Bollman

      I agree that would probably happen, yet I think it is time to have a backbone and not give in to the politically correct. This man didn’t deserve to lose his job over a tweet that wasn’t even offensive, plain and simple.

  • Angie (D)

    I like how these people think *they* have a say on whom Rep. Labrador hires/fires. It doesn’t matter if you (or I) agree or disagree that Hardy should be fired — Labrador pays his salary.

  • Noelle C Campbell

    But would he have been fired if he “liked” the Beyonce Half Time peep show?

  • Maxx

    Sorry but this nation needs a politically incorrect enema.

  • Alyson Stewart

    He got fired over THIS!! We are a crazy nation.