from the stand-by-your-man dept
We give our lawmakers a lot of grief in this glorious country, which is so glorious specifically because we can do that, but there’s got to be hardship that goes along with public service of that sort. I mean, it can’t all be lobbying money here, grandstanding there. I imagine being a Senator or Representative can be quite hard, and that isn’t even an Anthony Weiner joke. As a result of all that, it’s probably understandable when the wife of a state senator heads to her husband’s official Facebook page to defend her man against what she admits are likely spammy Facebook fake-skank accounts asking to engage in said skankdom.
In a post Monday on a Facebook account belonging to Alabama state Sen. Shadrack McGill, R-Woodville, a poster identifying herself as McGill’s wife said women have used the social media network to approach her husband “multiple times” since he was first elected in 2010.
“I have been silent for long enough!!” a person who identified herself as Heather McGill wrote. “NO MORE! Multiple times since being in office he has gotten emails from women (who may not even be real) inviting him to explore, also sending pictures of themselves.”
Inviting him to explore? Are we 100% sure that these aren’t a series of scantily-clad female versions of Lewis & Clark looking for the next great undiscovered territory? Perhaps more importantly, exactly what is the point of screeding against what, if our collective experience is any indication, is almost certainly a series of spam accounts looking to generate clicks at BS adult websites? Assuming they’re the spam accounts I think they are, they aren’t going to read the post. Nor are they going to read any post. They’re not actual people. All this does is make you look silly on a senator’s official Facebook page. And how is she accessing his page anyway? Isn’t that a no-no?
“We have children that look at our face books from time to time! Shame on you! I love my husband and my children too much to sit here and allow this to go on and will not give the enemy anymore foothold into my family! This is the ‘behind the scenes’ garbage that political life brings. I will not turn a blind eye to it any longer!”
That may be true, but they’re turning a blind eye on you. Also, allowing your children access to your “face books” (er…) is your responsibility. That behind the scenes garbage you mentioned? Well, first, it comes with the territory, so buck up, hoss. Secondly, we all get those spam messages too. And we ignore them. You know…like nearly everyone on the planet does. We certainly don’t go post-crazy about them, which in this case will only serve to shine a spotlight on her husband. You want to take bets on whether people are now sifting through Senator McGill’s personal life more ardently than they had been before all this?