Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Meme Controversies Snares Sandlin, Lucas

Sen. Jack Sandlin
New Senator Jack Sandlin found out today that more people will pay attention to his Facebook feed now that he's in the General Assembly when something he or someone close to him posted made it all the way to national news.

Sandlin, a former City-County Councillor, whose term officially began earlier this month had a meme shared on his Facebook wall that was offensive to women.  Before he could take it down, Sandlin's wall was screenshotted and it became local then national news today.

After that, a lame apology appeared saying that Sandlin had no idea how it got on his wall and that the offensive meme did not reflect his views on women.

He continued to be consistent with this story during the rest of the day.  He didn't proclaim to have been hacked.  He continued to play dumb as the story continued to blow up.

Listen, Sandlin could be telling the truth.  Perhaps someone close to him runs his Facebook page and hit share on the meme that was showing up on many Facebook pages across the site.  Perhaps they weren't thinking when they hit share, and the boss is now taking the grief for it.

If I were Sandlin, I'd be much more up in arms about how it happened if I didn't do it.  I'd want to find out who pushed that button on my behalf.  If only Sandlin knew a private investigator...oh wait,,,Jack Sandlin is a former police officer and private investigator!

Senator Sandlin knows exactly how that meme ended upon his page.  If he doesn't know, he doesn't know jack.

State Rep. Jim Lucas also took some heat over a meme he posted on Facebook, but he took responsibility for the meme...for better or for worse...and continues to stand behind his decision to post it.

Indiana legislators...embarrassing Hoosiers since 1816.