When will public figures learn that while at the zoo, you absolutely do not feed the animals? It never turns out well, and it usually leaves you vulnerable to additional nibbles in later days.
The latest patron in the Twitter zoo to feed the trolls was Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and GOP fame.
Knowing that he isn’t faring too well in the polls, what with his “clandestine, voyeuristic” approach to announcing his candidacy for president, someone
who was probably fired recently in his PR department thought a open channel TwitChat would be the thing to do.
First town hall featuring Bobby Jindal is tonight in Waukee. Send us your questions with #AskBobby! Be sure to include your name and city.
— Believe Again (@BelieveAgainGOP) June 30, 2015
How sweet. A fireside chat with a governor on a social network known for anonymity, snark and outright rage. You might #AskBobby “what could go wrong?”
The obvious answer: Quite a bit.
#AskBobby you’ve decimated your state’s educational system over your years as governor, how do you plan to implement this nationally?
— GoodEnoughForMe (@GoodEnoughForMe) June 30, 2015
— Zack Kopplin (@ZackKopplin) June 30, 2015
Are we really sure the earth is round and not flat? #AskBobby
— JustLeslie (@LeslieHolder) June 30, 2015
If you’re not a scientist when it comes to global warming how are you a doctor when it comes to women’s reproductive systems? #AskBobby
— PoliticalGroove (@PoliticalGroove) June 30, 2015
If you’re going to spend 5 days a week in Iowa can we put the gov mansion on AirBnB & make up some of the deficit you’ve created? #AskBobby
— Larry (@LarryLarmeu) June 30, 2015
#AskBobby How many Robertsons will serve in your WH cabinet and will you start pardoning ducks instead of turkeys at Thanksgiving time?
— tellthetruth (@truthtotweet) June 30, 2015
— John F Dillon (@JFD8) June 30, 2015
— LoveWins (@word_34) June 30, 2015
— Ken Holsclaw (@KenHolsclaw) June 30, 2015
Who is your favorite Supreme Court justice? I’m guessing Scalia. Did I get it right? #AskBobby
— Brent Rogers (@BrntRgrs) June 30, 2015
And then, the summation for this class experiment:
— BryanDRoth (@BryanDRoth) June 30, 2015
As we asked E.L. James yesterday: shouldn’t we all just give up on live Twitter Q&As?
PHOTO CREDIT: AP/Carolyn Kaster