Here he is, it is this guy pictured at left. This is Jay Townsend, campaign spokesman for GOP Rep. Nan Hayworth, the communications genius who managed to join a seemingly innocuous Facebook comment thread about falling gas prices on the “NY19 U.S. House of Representatives Civil Discussion Center” page and somehow abuse enough inhalants at such breakneck speed that he got around to posting the actual words “Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won’t abide the mandates they want to impose on the private sector” by only the fifth comment down. We mention the inhalants only because we assume that a professional campaign spokesperson would have to be operating in a state of temporary brain death to give his opponents such a large, free gift.
The comment is still there, on Facebook. Jay Townsend either loves his proposal too much to delete it, or Jay Townsend is the only professional campaign spokesman in America who has not yet figured out how to delete Facebook comments:
He is then scolded by the moderator, for being an idiot:
He is a prickly one, that one! “Prickly” is always such a great qualification for any sort of paid public communicator job. We bet they bring coolers full of blood transfusions to his press conferences, what fun! [TPM]