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:
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 8, 2015
And then it was on:
@govmikehuckabee who's the guy cosplaying as a farmer
— Matt (@Cheesegod69) September 8, 2015
Broadway revival of Li'l Abner looking hype. @GovMikeHuckabee
— Garbage Ape (@CastletonSnob) September 8, 2015
— Tom C (@Zachy224) September 8, 2015
@polly Why let gays marry when there are so many first cousins available.
— Eric Hazard (@EricHazard) September 8, 2015
— Laura Lorson (@prairielaura) September 8, 2015
— Frank (@spiderstumbled) September 8, 2015
@polly Step 1: Pick a culture war topic Step 2: Find a way to get arrested for martyrdom Step 3: Meet the man who won't be President!
— Wesley Verhoeve (@wesleyverhoeve) September 8, 2015
@polly with Liberty and Justice, Overall.
— Wu Weed (@WuTangCannabis) September 8, 2015
@polly I hear banjos. A lot of banjos.
— Wendy Garcia (@IntoRainbowz) September 8, 2015
Kim Davis's Husband is Farmer Fran from 'The Waterboy' pic.twitter.com/ZRlffpm8LD
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 8, 2015
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.