How soon is too soon to politicize the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams? Tonight was definitely not the night, a lesson apparently not learned by Republican Party of Minnesota deputy chair Chris Fields. Bluestem Prairie explains how Williams’ death led to a political Twitter war between Fields and Ellen C. Anderson, social media director of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Anderson tweeted a tribute to Robin Williams from her personal account.

Innocent enough, right?

https://twitter.com/ChrisFieldsMN/statuses/498981540173737984

https://twitter.com/ChrisFieldsMN/status/498985304729350144

https://twitter.com/ChrisFieldsMN/status/498986226318602243

This might be a good time to stop digging.

https://twitter.com/ChrisFieldsMN/status/498984089626898432

https://twitter.com/ChrisFieldsMN/status/498987161786789890

https://twitter.com/ChrisFieldsMN/status/498988736521465856

https://twitter.com/ChrisFieldsMN/status/498991431324012545

https://twitter.com/ChrisFieldsMN/status/498995165651283968

https://twitter.com/solace/status/498998095091597312

https://twitter.com/ChrisFieldsMN/status/499000775197351937

Editor’s note: The text of this post originally referred to Fields as Minnesota State GOP secretary. Fields no longer serves as secretary; he is the state party’s deputy chair. The post has been amended accordingly.

 

 

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