One Politician's Incredibly Unfortunate Tweet

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Meg Whitman is running for governor of California. Last night, her spokesperson tweeted what was intended as a standard-issue endorsement announcement. But when you leave off a letter from a bit.ly address, strange things happen. Like, really, horribly, hilariously strange.

What Sarah Pompei's followers were treated to wasn't the promised endorsement by the Deputy Sheriff's Association of San Diego County. Instead, the truncated link takes you here:

So, vote Whitman! Recommended by cross-dressing Asian pop dubbers the world over. And please, people, remember to tweet responsibly. [Twitter via Buzzfeed]

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That is FANTASTIC!

But seriously, why would people actually follow Meg Whitman (or even better, her press secretary) on Twitter?