Tennessee claims to be “America at Its Best,” but apparently that doesn’t include best at spelling.
Yesterday, Tennessee State Representative Joe Carr announced his intention to run against Republican Lamar Alexander for a seat in the “Sentate.” Someone should tell him the Sentate is serious business. Maybe he should aim a little lower. Start with the House of Represtentatives instead.
“Carr said he decided to mount a Tea Party challenge for the Republican nomination because he considers Sen. Alexander ‘the most liberal member of the delegation from Tennessee,’” MSNBC reports.
Carr announced his candidacy next to an image that prominently displayed the word “Sentate.” There are plenty of restrictions in place for people who want to run for public office, but luckily for Carr, access to spell check isn’t one of them.
His campaign team quickly fixed the spelling error, proving that Photoshop is useful for more than turning beautiful landscapes a deep blue to help make a red tie “pop.” Still, there’s only one chance to make a first impression, and Carr nailed his to a tee. Whoops, I meant “nailed his to an extra ‘T.’”
After the announcement, Carr’s campaign aide made the sudden decision to jump ship, presumably in an attempt to save himself from a long campaign PR nightmare. Come on, man! Why leave the campaign so soon? I think he has a good chance of winning. I can’t foresee anyone else challenging him for a “Sentate” seat.