It seems someone didn't get the memo that Halloween is supposed to be fun...
Talk about a killjoy! Yeah, yeah, we know some people in the country are congressmen; that doesn't mean you get to squash the Halloween fun. Like a dentist giving out tooth brushes, South Carolina Representative, Mark Sanford (R) gave out paper copies of the Constitution to trick-or-treater's on Halloween.
It was bad enough to actually do it but then he went ahead and posted it on social media as if it were a good thing.
Happy Halloween. Accordingly, Pocket Constitutions are at the ready for today’s trick-or-treaters. https://t.co/hnQTfeCPHy— Mark Sanford (Archived) (@Mark Sanford (Archived)) 1540998706.0
You can imagine the response. Actually, you don't have to imagine it, we'll show you.
@CharlesPPierce @RepSanfordSC Better or worse than the copies of The Fountainhead they're giving out at the Ryan residence?— Andy Elrick (@Andy Elrick) 1541021116.0
Did he forget the "trick" part of trick-or-treat?
@arb @RepSanfordSC There’d better be a packet of Reese’s pieces or something stapled inside those pocket constituti… https://t.co/KHuKvAlmms— Dammit Janet (@Dammit Janet) 1541012335.0
@RepSanfordSC I never egged a house. I never TPed a house. I never had much desire to do either, but if I got one o… https://t.co/hK4mw2EkhH— Don't Look In The Box Or You Collapse The Waveform (@Don't Look In The Box Or You Collapse The Waveform) 1541026148.0
@RepSanfordSC Oh man, if I were your neighbor I'd be handing out whole candy bars and raw eggs.— Snowflake (@Snowflake) 1541012147.0
@STOPUmedia @RepSanfordSC Trick or treater: Thanks for candy, m’am. The egg tho. ??? Neighbor: You’ll know what to… https://t.co/uFALrzGTZc— Dudette is Vaxxed & Masked 😷💛🐝 (@Dudette is Vaxxed & Masked 😷💛🐝) 1541083749.0
Some folks had other ideas for what Sanford should be handing out after his extramarital affair.
@RepSanfordSC Does that also come with a moral compass?? Asking for America— Blue Dot Special 💙 (@Blue Dot Special 💙) 1541005805.0
@RepSanfordSC @Kris_Sacrebleu wouldn't the little darlings get more use from a map of the Appalachian Trail? asking for a friend— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1541009465.0
It's supposed to be fun, remember?
@CharlesPPierce @RepSanfordSC I consider myself pretty engaged, but I can’t imagine anything that would make the Co… https://t.co/oBYnl1ii98— Kevin (@Kevin) 1541015781.0
@CharlesPPierce @RepSanfordSC Sanford must hate kids.— Thag 🇱🇹 🇺🇸 (@Thag 🇱🇹 🇺🇸) 1541013246.0
Can’t you at least tape some Smarties to them or something https://t.co/kmtNUEnGh0— Scott Bixby (@Scott Bixby) 1541002606.0
Top 5 Halloween Treats: Snickers Reese's Pieces Twizzlers Nestle Crunch Dots Bottom Five Halloween Treats: Skittl… https://t.co/ukqD77NCcW— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen) 1541003795.0
Sanford is lucky kids can't vote, because the anti-candy platform would get you kicked right out office. FAST. https://t.co/0RiJYD6Ifd— Sarah Burris (@Sarah Burris) 1541009234.0
Maybe he needed this little reminder.
Halloween. Noun. The evening of October 31: observed especially by children in costumes who solicit treats, often b… https://t.co/Nmt1loXgSG— Dictionary.com (@Dictionary.com) 1541003664.0
We can't wait to see what the kids get in their stockings for Christmas.