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 tweet:

The OMG thank u sewwwwww much! response from Abbott:

The backpedal:

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.