A few days ago, Texas Governor Greg Abbott was in the news when a staffer in his office accidentally tweeted out a premature congratulatory message to the Houston Astros for winning the first round of the Major League playoffs. The Astros were up on Kansas City 6-2 and two innings away from a victory at the time of the tweet, but ended up losing the game 9-6. Oops.
The tweet, since deleted, prompted some to accuse the governor of being a jinx:
— Very Serious Goat (@OldGoatMan) October 12, 2015
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) October 12, 2015
— TWC News Austin (@TWCNewsAustin) October 12, 2015
It got worse for the governor, however. Not only did the Astros lose the game that Abbott’s office called early, but both the Astros and the Rangers were eliminated from the playoffs in games played last night.
The Rangers lost to Toronto 6-3, the Astros to Kansas City 7-2.
In other words, he’s a double jinx:
That went from 'all Texas' to 'no Texas' real fast! "Did Gov. Abbott's office jinx 2 Texas MLB teams in one tweet? http://t.co/vr52JsdhnE
— Kim Eickmeier (@keickmeier) October 15, 2015
The good news is that Governor Abbott is now using his incredible powers for good — he’s jinxing Hillary Clinton as she attempts to win presidency:
I don't believe in curses or jinks. But just in case they really work: Congratulations @HillaryClinton.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 15, 2015
Well done, governor! And Hillary might as well drop out now as there’s really no chance she can overcome such a powerful force as this.