On Wednesday afternoon, Charlie Crist decided to take some questions on his Facebook, which is something politicians love to do even though it always devolves into a mess. Because, politics.
Still, hitting up The
Tweetbook MyFace Facebook is a good way to for a politician to show everyone what an Everyman he is.
Q&A Facebook sessions are the new kissing babies. If you want to reach the people, ask your intern for the password and log on in.
However, in between all the canned answers and "conversations," a funny thing kept happening.
Namely, the Republican Party of Florida kept chiming in, doling out the Rick Scott love and peppering the session with GOP talking points.
Throughout the hour-long session, the Republican Party of Florida seemed to be waiting in the virtual weeds, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.
Of course, these and pretty much all of the points made by the RPF are open-ended comments that can be refuted in pretty much all sorts of ways -- none more blatantly than Crist did these things while he was the Republican governor of Florida with a Republican-led Legislature.
Still, trolling continued...
To his credit, Crist never took the bait and engaged. However, those involved in the session did and directly replied to the Republican Party of Florida's comments by pointing out the group's hypocrisy and apparent lies.
Still, good job, good effort by the RP of F. While the trolling accomplished exactly nothing and nothing of substance was actually said, you have to at least tip your cap to them for trying.
Politics is not unlike Farmville and CandyCrush.
It's all a game, it's all over Facebook, and it's annoying as hell.
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