The c-word and no true Texas gentleman

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Texas politician and Trump supporter Sid Miller – all hat and no gentleman. This is not a stealth image or a dogwhistle attack from some opponent trying to make him look like he’s giving a fascist salute – this is pinned to the top of his Twitter feed.

Last Tuesday, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller posted a tweet that referred to Hillary Clinton as a “c—.” His excuse? His account was hacked, it was posted by a staff member, it was only a screenshot and it was only a retweet (it wasn’t), and besides which, the staff copied it from somewhere else, and besides which, it was deleted.

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Says Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, “The language is reprehensible and is an embarrassment.  No true Texas gentleman would ever talk this way.”

Abbott may be a lot of things–he opposed gay marriage and he supported a monument of the Ten Commandments on the Texas state capital grounds–but even he balks at language that debases women.

Abbott became a paraplegic after being hit by an oak tree.  “Some politicians talk about having a steel spine. I actually have one,” he has said.  That he does.

(Oh my, Miller’s *sanitized* Twitter feed is something else.)

Update: Now that Miller is being considered for a cabinet post, more social media clues to his identity have been discovered.  In 2015 Miller posted a photo of an atomic mushroom cloud on Facebook and suggested bombing the Muslim world, again taking it down after blaming his staff.

Another update (11/16/2016): Looks like heads will roll. WaPo reports, “He later placed blame for the tweet on a “third-party vendor” who he said would be removed from his campaign staff.”

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