Fun fact: Texas, in addition to being one of the largest economies in the world, is also America's leading producer of assholes. Case in point: Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, who replied to a supporter's tweet calling Wendy Davis "retard Barbie" with a gracious "thank you" before fauxpologizing this weekend.
The OMG thank u sewwwwww much! response from Abbott:
FYI: I thank supporters on Twitter, but I don't endorse anyone's offensive language. Stay positive.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 18, 2013
Now, I'm no politics genius like Greg Abbott, but it seems like it might be a bad idea to publicly dole out positive reinforcement to a person who thinks "retard Barbie" is high comedy. You might get the reputation of having a terrible sense of humor. And, you know, being a terrible person.