Well, chalk this one up to tweeting too quickly.
Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri was trying to send out a tweet of himself at a polling place, ready to vote. It didn’t go exactly as planned:
The rest of the picture, which I’m not showing but which you can find easily enough, showed a woman’s butt crack–her pants weren’t pulled all the way up.
The tweet, of course, was deleted very quickly, and replaced with this one:
This is the part where I would go into the “lesson” of the tweet, but…uhh…don’t tweet photos of plumbers crack? That’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever written on this blog, and I have written a lot of very strange things.
In all seriousness, the lesson here is the same as the take-away for any of the many tweets I have discussed which have contained typos or bad links: slow down. Slow down. Sure, Twitter is all about speed, but I would recommend following a ten second rule: compose a tweet and then take ten seconds – just ten – to see if your tweet makes sense. Review for typos and check out your pictures – this was an easy mistake that can happen to anyone.