Herman Cain’s “Princess Nancy” line at Wednesday’s CNBC debate inspired different things in different people.
For former South Carolina Republican Party Executive Director Todd Kincannon, it was a license to go a little wild on Twitter.Some of Kincannon’s tweets following the Cain line (which Cain later walked back), as first snagged by Amanda Terkel:
@ToddKincannon: “The Crabby Cunt from the California Coast”? #NancyPelosi
@ToddKincannon: Or how about “The Botox Bitch from Buggeryland”? That seems to work for Nancy Pelosi too.
@ToddKincannon: Would you prefer Nancy the Crooked Whore? More accurate, but also more words.
He later walked one of these back, but not for the reason you might think:
I wish I could walk back the “Nancy the Crooked Whore” thing. It’s not alliterative.
Kincannon is known in Palmetto State GOP politics, and his Twitter feed is legendary for being incendiary — or, as Kincannon calls it, joke-filled. Needless to say, the Pelosi stuff went beyond what even Kincannon followers are used to, and it grabbed the attention of progressives on Twitter as well as media outlets like the Huffington Post.
Kincannon took the mini-controversy in stride.
“I think a lot of people need to learn how to take a joke,” he told TPM, “and I’ll leave it at that.”