If you are one of those people who enjoys watching congressmen and women make fools of themselves—and you are—then things like the State of the Union are precious delicacies to be savored. The stately class dolls themselves in hashtags and tweets their “smart takes” and insightful “jokes” out into the world so they can inevitably get pulled over by the information superhighway police for being despicable, stupid, and possibly racist.
The SOTU isn’t for a few more hours but we’ve already got an early contender for the night’s worst tweet from a sitting member of Congress. Quoth Rep. Steve King (R-Pleasantville):
#Obama perverts “prosecutorial discretion” by inviting a deportable to sit in place of honor at #SOTU w/1st Lady. I should sit with Alito.
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) January 20, 2015