Well, thanks to William Howard Hobbs, it appears that the new phrase most closely associated with our state is going to be “Tennessee, lay off my wife.”
America, I swear, we are all not like this. Please, feel free to come visit. We have great cities and beautiful countryside to play in and, in general, we’re not going to make fun of your spouse when we hear you’re coming.
Seriously, this is mortifying. Funny, but mortifying.
I mean, can you campaign on this in the fall? “Vote Republican, We’re not Afraid to Take on the Candidates’ Spouses.” “Vote Republican, Because We Love America More Than Your Wife Does.” “Vote Republican and Help Teach Those Ungrateful Bitches a Lesson!” “Vote TNGOP and Get Made Fun of By the Whole Damn Country!”
The slogans write themselves.
Edited to Add: From 10:02 a.m. this morning.