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What Does a Cross-Dressing Korean Bass Player Have to Do With Meg Whitman's Campaign?
Politicians have come to embrace Twitter as a great, free way to get out messages about their campaigns, policies, and events, but there's still plenty of room for gaffes, as a Meg Whitman staffer is learning.
Two days ago, Whitman spokesperson Sarah Pompei turned to Twitter to send out a message from her own account about rival Jerry Brown, explains Top of the Ticket, but the ol' copy-and-paste got the best of her, it seems:
She left out a letter in the link, and when the hyperlink-shortener company bit.ly got hold of the incorrect URL, the Twitter followers of Pompei were sent to a cross-dressing bass-wielding Korean phenom who goes by the moniker H.J. Freaks, who apparently is a YouTube star.
So did Pompei rush to take down the Tweet and correct the obvious error? Nope. It's still up there on her Twitter feed (just below a Re-Tweet about Asian-Americans endorsing Whitman, curiously) and reportedly her only reaction to hearing her link went to a H.J. Freaks YouTube video was to say "Oopsie."
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