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Cuccinelli tweet draws controversy

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It doesn’t take much for Ken Cuccinelli to get people fired up. This time around in only took 93 characters. 47 less than the maximum limit on twitter. Virginia’s Attorney General drew a firestorm of interest after he fired off this tweet on the death of Osama bin Laden:
Not everyone understood the point Cuccinelli was making and that lead to many people drawing their own conclusions. In part because he misspelled “Virginians”.

It was enough for me to file this report for NBC12:

RICHMOND (WWBT)- It’s another example of how Virginia’s Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli attracts attention with very little effort.

A tweet about the death of Osama Bin Laden is causing controversy on the internet.

“how much would i give to be one of the 72 virginans osama is ‘hanging out’ with since sunday?” Cuccinelli wrote.

Except “Virginians” is spelled wrong, leading some people in the twitterverse to wonder if the Attorney General had something else in mind.

Immediately opponents of Cuccinelli started to draw “inappropriate” conclusions, while his supporters rushed to his defense.

Cuccinelli was referencing a Robin Williams joke. In the comedian’s story, Bin Laden arrives in Heaven to find 72 “Virginians” like Patrick Henry and George Washington, not 72 virgins like the terror leader was rumored to promise his al Qaeda suicide bombers…..

Read and see the full story on NBC12.com

Cuccinelli, for better or worse, always draws attention. Is this particular controversy a legitimate one? Give me your take in the comments section or on my facebook page.


Written by Ryan Nobles

May 4, 2011 at 10:52 pm

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  1. Those Freudian slips are harsh.


    May 5, 2011 at 12:04 am

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