So, here’s a question few journalists would ever even imagine having to ask: Did the governor just tweet a poop pic?
Really. Just… just look:
— Matt Bevin (@MattBevin) June 6, 2016
It’s a question that has plenty of us in the newsroom — and on Twitter (or should I say Twitturd? C'mon, you knew at least one pun would squeeze out of this story.) — scratching our heads.
@MattBevin what is this Mr. Governor
— Andy Cush (@cushac) June 7, 2016
@MattBevin is that poop?
— kyle danaher (@boomshawkalawka) June 6, 2016
@MattBevin heart shaped poop?
— Rebecca Mercer (@mercer4us) June 7, 2016
At the risk of editorializing, it sure looks like poop. Maybe it’s old — no, ancient — discarded chewing gum. Maybe it’s an abandoned Junior Mint, the spearminty goodness squished right out of it. Maybe it’s just a weirdly shaped clump of mud.
But it really, really looks like poop.
Whatever it is, though, I’m not sure it’s as alarming as (1) Bevin himself doesn’t seem to know what it is because (2) the message accompanying it creates a bizarre comparison.
A “small sign of encouragement?”
I mean, I guess it vaguely resembles the general shape of a heart. I guess. But — whatever it is — it literally has been smushed into the pavement.
Doing what Twitterers do best, many voiced their... apprehension:
— Colton Covington (@C_Cov) June 7, 2016
@MattBevin You find encouragement in poop on the sidewalk? This makes me sad.
— nonsequitur (@nonsequitur20) June 7, 2016
Others drew a different comparison:
@MattBevin it's his twin
— Aaron Jackson (@Acejackson77) June 7, 2016
— ;) (@hehehi666) June 7, 2016
And then some leaned right into it:
@MattBevin I peed there once
— Wes Blanford (@WB_lanford) June 7, 2016
I might have laughed the hardest at that last reaction.
So, what do you think? Is it poop? Is it even heart-shaped? Do you even give a crap?