We can only assume that Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey will soon be offering to sell the citizens of Tennessee a bridge, probably on behalf of a Nigerian prince.
You may remember that earlier this month, on Sept. 11, a statement was posted on Ramsey's Twitter account that read as follows: "As the President attempts to ally w/ Al-Qaeda in Syria's civil war, we must always remember who attacked us on our soil 12 years ago. Let us never forget those who died, those who served and those who carry on."
For obvious reasons, the statement was inflammatory and disingenuous.
But now, in a media availability, Ramsey says he was shocked, shocked, at the negative reaction to the statement. (He also makes an unconvincing case for why the president is attempting to "ally with Al-Qaeda" but Sen. Bob Corker isn't.)
“I had no idea,” Ramsey tells the Tennessean's Chas Sisk. “Had no idea. Never entered my mind that that would be a provocative tweet. Never once. That was absolutely amazing.”
Props to Chas for pressing him on it. For one thing, it's the first opportunity we've had to actually hear from Ramsey on the matter, instead of his flack. It's also interesting to know that the lieutenant governor would rather have us believe he's startlingly oblivious than admit to being a troll occupying one of the biggest offices on Capitol Hill.