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Right county, wrong state

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

* From congressional candidate Mike Bost’s Twitter feed


I didn’t realize Anna’s county fair was that large.

* Turns out, it isn’t. A sharp-eyed guy at the Bill Enyart campaign did a quick check and found that Bost had tweeted this pic

…which was used in this story about the Union County Fair in Ohio

The Union County Fair celebrated its 165th year with many new attractions at the 50-acre fairgrounds in Marysville.

Organizers kicked off the first “Redneck Mud Run” on Wednesday, July 25, with 31 participants.

Oops.

Google Image Search can be your friend, but only if you use it properly.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


25 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:14 am:

    Staff unforced error.

    You have to be better than that.

    Question;

    Is it better to tweet a Dopey fake picture to “seem” in-tune…

    Or, how about tweet a non-pictured tweet acknowledging something pertinent?

    Yeah, me too. Dopes.

    @FakeRutherfordDan - at least this tweet won’t be used to derail you. #TwitterRecords

    @FakeMikeFrerichs - I usually like to say dopey things easily to refute, adding a picture is a sweet touch. #SelfieSelfInflicted


  2. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:15 am:

    &*%@$ INTERNS!


  3. - Pulaski - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:23 am:

    But does Enyart plan on attending the Union co fair. I am sure Enyart’s campaign can criticize Bost, but at least he was at the fair. Pulaski county just south of Union county had a fair last week. Didn’t see BOST or ENYART. I guess congressional candidates don’t have time for the common people of the south!


  4. - Tom Joad - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:25 am:

    Maybe he got confused and went to the Union County fair in Ohio.


  5. - John A Logan - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:27 am:

    If this is the biggest misstep Bost has during this campaign he will be ok.


  6. - Stones - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:40 am:

    “I said head south, not east!”


  7. - Norseman - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:42 am:

    Maybe it’s a very LARGE congressional district.


  8. - Kayanna - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:51 am:

    Was Bost actually at the fair though? I’m from Union and I was there all night yesterday and don’t recall seeing him?


  9. - Darren - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:57 am:

    yeh, I didn’t see him there either. Maybe he actually went to Ohio


  10. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 11:12 am:

    Moses is just wandering around in the wilderness of Ohio. Let my people go!


  11. - Downstate Illinois - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 11:47 am:

    If only Enyart’s sharp-eyed guys would on the lookout for attacks on our liberties that their boss seems to support.


  12. - C. Harlie - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 12:20 pm:

    Surprised the staffer had time to do anything but stand up and show some respect (as he requests) when Enyart walks in the room.


  13. - LincolnLounger - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 12:26 pm:

    If this is what the Enyart campaign is worried about, they are in big trouble.


  14. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 12:32 pm:

    Is there any evidence this a lead from Enyart, or just Rich’s generally eagle eye for Twitter/FB? Pretty clearly the latter. Bost made a stupid, unforced error yet some Bostbots have to claim this Enyart’s only concern. Sounds like someone’s on the defensive and it ain’t Enyart.


  15. - Pulaski - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    - Norseman - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:42 am:

    Maybe it’s a very LARGE congressional district.

    12 week vacation, mileage and $174,000 a year for life. I don’t care how big the district is, I would be there. Unless I am afraid to face the voters and the fact the US is in crisis! Maybe we could start a website Where’s Waldo (ENYART). When he is sighted south of I-64, you post where he was sighted!!!!


  16. - StraightOuttaCobden - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 1:15 pm:

    If Bost had any clue what the Union County Fair looked like, he would not have attempted to put this image from a google search up there. This shows how out of touch Bost is with the Illinois 12th District. It also shows how careless he is.


  17. - olddog - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    Is the “Redneck Mud Run” a political campaign?


  18. - walker - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 2:34 pm:

    Geez Mike! How hard is it to take a selfie at the fair?

    And do it with some folks eating cotton candy, or corn dogs. No one cares about the ride equipment.


  19. - Palanon - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    Murphysboro is not so far from Anna…
    Mike & staff shouldn’t have missed this.


  20. - LindaLou - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    If it’s true what people are saying that he really wasn’t even there, then shouldn’t that be more of an issue than a fake picture? both make him look pretty bad though.


  21. - Palanon - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 4:27 pm:

    Can you picture a new event at the fair?

    Speaker-calling?

    Bost would be a ringer.


  22. - Tater - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 7:15 pm:

    Bost was at the Anna Union County Fair during the day. The picture is insignificant. Focus on the issues, or at least that is how I form/ gather information to make my voting decisions. If he had posted this pic, then never showed there, maybe I might think twice about it.


  23. - Anna - Tuesday, Aug 19, 14 @ 10:03 pm:

    Bost was there during the day on Monday and again on Tuesday. But I’d bet my next 2 pay checks that Enyart won’t be there at all.


  24. - Pulaski - Wednesday, Aug 20, 14 @ 12:49 am:

    On August 12th Congressman Enyart’s Facebook page! He did share a picture from the Gazette-Democrat of the Pulaski county fair??? Didn’t ATTEND just shared a picture?? Bost has several pictures on his Facebook page of him at the Union county fair!!!


  25. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Aug 20, 14 @ 8:10 am:

    This is what happens when a staffer from outside your district works for you.

    It is an amateur mistake and completely preventable.


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