Joe Fitzgibbon, a Washington state lawmaker, called Arizona a "desert racist wasteland" after becoming upset at the Cardinals' win on Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks.
"Losing a football game sucks," tweeted the 20-something at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. "Losing to a desert racist wasteland sucks a lot."
Fitzgibbon, a Democrat, has managed to tick off a lot of Arizonans. But not everyone's upset, judging by Facebook comments we saw this morning like, "We resemble that remark!" and "If the shoe fits!"
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Fitzgibbon represents West Seattle and Vashon Island. He's a boy wonder who graduated from college at 20 and, according to an article we read about him, shows "maturity way beyond his years." Which may be true -- except for the tweets he regrets publishing.
After realizing his comment had caused a firestorm, Fitzgibbons suffered a spinal collapse and deleted it. He then put out a non-apology with a second tweet, stating, "Upset re hawks loss, and failure of smart immigration reform--shouldn't have conflated the 2 though. Happy holidays, better for both in '14."
Click here for his contact page if you want to send him a Christmas card.