In his haste to post a homophobic tweet in response to a federal judge's ruling striking down Texas' ban on gay marriage this afternoon, GOP state Senator Dan Patrick made the perfect typo:
Patrick is a candidate for lieutenant governor.
He immediately deleted the tweet and spent the rest of the afternoon clarifying what a big homophobe he is.
"Marriage is between one man and one woman. Period," he insisted in a later tweet.
An hour later, he tweeted out what he had meant to say: "MARRIAGE= ONE MAN & ONE WOMAN. Enough of these activist judges. FAVORITE if you agree. I know the silent majority out there is with us!
An hour after that, he added: "oops! #twittertypo. We have a new job opening on our campaign: social media intern. Send resume to contact (at) http://danpatrick.org … I want to re-emphasize my long held position: Marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman. Period."
You may recall that Patrick recently attacked Houston Mayor Annise Parker for marrying her longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in Palm Springs.
Said Patrick at the time:
“I am not shocked that Mayor Parker decided to elope to California for a marriage that is unconstitutional in Texas. This is obviously part of a larger strategy of hers to turn Texas into California.”
Well, given the ruling today, I guess Parker's strategy is working!