In what has to be the most tasteless political tweet of the night, Minnesota GOP Deputy State Director Chris Fields, responding to a DFL staffer's tweet mourning the passing of Robin Williams by requesting voters vote for GOP Governor Candidate Jeff Johnson in Tuesday's Minnesota Primary.
My cat's nickname is Nanu Nanu. The world is lucky Robin Williams was able to share his genius with so many.— Ellen C. Anderson (@ellencanderson) August 11, 2014
Chris Fields responded by tweeting:
Ellen C Anderson, lists her occupation as Director of Digital Media and Social Organizing with (the) Minnesota DFL. Later she tweeted an explanation of her thoughts related to family issues with depression.
I didn't want to make this about me so I didn't talk about how this hits close to home after losing my dad to alcoholism and depression.— Ellen C. Anderson (@ellencanderson) August 12, 2014
People sometimes do make poor tweets. Good people know when they are wrong, insensitive, or perhaps make an ill timed joke. I am willing to forgive this.
However, Deputy Director Fields just spent the last hour doubling down on his tweet defending it and criticizing the people criticizing him.
GOP Governor Candidate Jeff Johnson has a world class jerk of a Party Deputy Director helping him try to defeat Incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton. Perhaps Mr. Fields should delete his tweets and go to bed.
Here is a local blog that has picked up the story - The great Bluestem Prairie They have more tweets.