The enduring legacy of state representative Mary Franson turns up in a story from Arizona politics. Latino Rebels report in Latina GOP Congressional Candidate Slammed on Facebook for Food Stamp “Lesson”
UPDATE: The post mentioned in this story was removed from Facebook around 12:30 AM EST July 16, 2012.
Tonight the following Facebook post from the official page of Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, a Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona's District 3, has started to go viral and is getting mostly negative and angry attention for the following: Saucedo Mercer's comparison of food stamp recipients to animals getting fed in the wild. . . .
Granted, we think we know what Saucedo Mercer wanted to say, but in the end the comparison failed miserably. Discussing government programs is one thing, but comparing the act of food stamp recipients to feeding animals is another problem. Talk about having problems crafting your message. And doing it on social media. Where people can take screen grabs of your posts, crap on your rather quickly, and be forever archived for eternity.
In March of this year, a Minnesota state representative had to publicly apologize for basically saying the same thing that Saucedo Mercer posted tonight.
At least the hard-hearted jest has morphed somewhat. Back in early March, the inbox nastygram put the Park Service under the control of the Department of Agriculture. And Franson more-or-less apologized.
Who says progress isn't real?
Photo: Mary Franson, Campaign website.
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