The timing could not have been better for the lagging campaign of Mike Huckabee, whose appearance at a rally for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis coincided with her release from jail on contempt charges.
The former Arkansas governor -- who played no part in the anti-gay government worker's release -- grabbed a prime spot, escorting Davis out of jail with her lawyer, Mat Staver taking her other arm as Davis' 4th -- and 2nd -- husband Joe trailed behind.
Standing before the famous segmented Ben Franklin snake poster with the admonition to "Join or die," Huckabee and his wife Janet posed for a picture with Davis and her overalls-wearing husband which his campaign posted to Twitter. As might be expected Twitter commenters reacted to it with the derision and mockery that Twitter is known for.
It began with this:
I was honored to meet w/ #KimDavis. A woman of such strong faith and conviction. #ImWithKim #ReligiousLiberty http://t.co/RhcaENaA6i— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@Gov. Mike Huckabee)1441737601.0
And then it was on:
@govmikehuckabee who's the guy cosplaying as a farmer— Golden State Worrier (@Golden State Worrier)1441738100.0
@polly @nycsouthpaw "The turnout at the casting call for the 'Green Acres' revival was smaller than anticipated."— Laura Lorson (@Laura Lorson)1441738572.0
@polly @nycsouthpaw Mike apologized for having sent his good coveralls to the cleaners, like a big city dandy.— Dead People, Below Age People, Illegal Immigrants (@Dead People, Below Age People, Illegal Immigrants)1441738804.0
@polly with Liberty and Justice, Overall.— Wu Weed™ (@Wu Weed™)1441738493.0
Kim Davis's Husband is Farmer Fran from 'The Waterboy' http://t.co/ZRlffpm8LD— Benny (@Benny)1441740581.0
Failed Kentucky senate candidate, Matt Bevin, got in on the action too, only to be photobombed by Ted Cruz trying to get some Kim Davis mojo for his own campaign.