Note: Larger version of the whole post on Facebook HERE.
Mike Webb, a Congressional Candidate in Virginia's 8th District, posted this screenshot to Facebook with two p0rn tabs clearly visible. The tabs in question (Layla Rivera Tight Body and Ivone Sexy Amateur) are in fact p0rno videos, which I verified after turning my Wi-Fi off and using my phone's data plan so I don't get fired. I take my journalistic integrity seriously. Was this screenshot taken at home or the office? Because that would affect my voting decision. Also, somebody should probably be calling Olivia Pope right now to get this handled.
In his latest post, Webb says, "Lessons affirmed today include that we do expect our leaders to be examples of our highest ideals, but also, as we have seen for almost a year in non-traditional length posts, people are interested and motivated by truth and substance, not flash or even scandal."
He then notes his social media growth -- 25% growth in Facebook page likes in just one day! -- and adds, "Perhaps, what does not kill you does make you stronger."
Gawker has a whole long piece about the incident including Mike's nonsensical ramblings afterwards about how he might have gotten a virus while researching p0rn viruses that could crash the Federal Election Commission app or something -- I dunno, it makes my ramblings sound like reciting the ABC's. Also, I'm glad Mike is turning this into a positive. If I've learned anything from watching Scandal, that's what you have to do. Plus constantly drink $6,500 bottles of wine and make love to the president. MUST BE NICE.
Thanks to gregory, n0nentity and Ash, who are convinced this was a tactical decision, albeit a bad one.