UPDATE: The offending Tweet has now been deleted, but thanks to the magic of screenshots (see below) it has the opportunity to live on in infamy. You’re welcome.
Sean Paige, the communications director of the Colorado Senate Republican Majority Office, doesn’t know what Google’s problem is this morning:
Contemporaneous with news this morning out of Harare, Zimbabwe that longtime president/tyrant Robert Mugabe has been removed from power following a military coup, it appears that the director of the Colorado Senate GOP wants to know why Mugabe is being “honored” by Google via the presence of the stylized logo you can see above.
The only problem here, which you can discover if you click the little “share” icon next to the image–preferably before you Tweet about it? That’s not Robert Mugabe.
Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958), often considered his best, is the most widely read book in modern African literature. He won the Man Booker International Prize in 2007.
We know, cut Sean Paige some slack, right? After all they’re both…oh, wait.
Yes, this really just happened.
If you’ve ever wondered why communications out of the Colorado Senate GOP office sometimes fall almost comically flat, almost like it was on purpose, well, here you go. It’s not easy to shoot yourself in the foot with such deadly precision.
Sometimes things just fall apart, gentle readers.