Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s tenure has been full of “WTF? Moments,” but his recent social media exchanges are odd – even for him. Previously, he confined his diatribes to blaming voters when the web site he’s responsible for maintaining crashed on election day. But now, the guy in charge of the conduct and security of the state’s election system is branching out into fashion commentary and flat-out name calling.
You’d think he didn’t have an actual JOB or need sleep or anything, right?
Seriously, what’s up with this exchange on Twitter yesterday (7/9/18)? Is this all John (Show Me Your Fingernails!) Merrill has to worry about? FINGERNAILS?
So SOS Merrill was annoyed by criticism from Mr. Lawler – so much so that he visited Lawler’s Twitter page and actively searched from some way to…. criticize his appearance. Ok then. Here’s the photo Merrill zoomed in on….
A sharp-witted Twitter user noted:
So, it looks to me like Mr. Lawler MAY have had a manicure before his wedding. Possibly, based on his bride’s obvious pride in HER appearance, it’s a family thing. The mark of a good spouse is that he/she does things to please the other person.
Ahem… Maybe if our Secretary of State spent more time paying attention to his spouse, he’d have less time to make an ass of himself on social media (and be in a better mood), but that’s an issue for a marriage counselor, not a blogger to determine.
And, I must pause to include this delicious quote from author Rita Mae Brown’s delightful book “Six of One.”
“Any political movement that worries about fingernails ain’t worth two shits.”
Merrill’s social media rants don’t end here – unfortunately. There was THIS on Facebook recently….
That’s right campers! Stay data-focused and stay civil — all you “wimpish children!” Oh, and STOP name-calling!
You know…. Alabama could have an actual adult managing our elections process. Her name is Heather Milam. She’s running for Alabama Secretary of State. You can find out more and donate to her campaign at MilamForSecretary.com.