Just when we thought that the dueling demands for apologies in Minnesota politics couldn't get any more absurd, a reader calls this tweet on the part of the Mike MacFadden campaign to @entenza4auditor:
As Bluestem reported during the DFL auditor primary, @entenza4auditor is a satiric fake account created by someone who snagged the Entenza for Auditor twitter handle before the real campaign got there.
McFadden's tweet is part of a campaign described in Thursday's Morning Take:
TWITTER: In a storm of tweets targeting Republicans and opinion leaders, GOP Senate candidate Mike McFadden sent two basic messages to dozens of Twitter followers in what appears to be an “autotweet” strategy to engage in a discussion and share content with followers. The campaign is continuing to try to engage Sen. Al Franken in “cone gate”. TWEET1: “You can expect more from me! As a father, coach, business leader, and Minnesotan, I expect more too.” TWEET2: “Behavior like this from a US Senator? Please know you won't see it from me as I serve you – Mike”…Both tweets have links to McFadden’s appearance on the Ed Morrissey show yesterday where McFadden highlights the contrast between GOP on CD1 candidate Jim Hagedorn and Franken. SCREENSHOT: http://bit.ly/1lhoulW
We doubt that the psychedelic persona of the fake Entenza is a Republican, but we're not surprised to see the account targeted as an opinion leader in Minnesota.
The tweet-at seems appropriate for the attempt by McFadden and the Republican Party of Minnesota to equate the clip with Hagedorn's serial sexists jabs at Republican and Democratic women in leadership positions. City Page's Aaron Rupar has more in MNGOP feigns outrage over lame Al Franken cone boob video.
Photo: Mike McFadden, whose twitter account courts fake outrage from a Fake Entenza. Via Politics in Minnesota.