Nobody can make politics dirtier than Republicans and Democrats.
Ethan Czahor was recently hired by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Czahor is not even a politician himself but comes directly under their fire as a result of a few tweets from a long time ago.
Bush hired Czahor, one of the co-founders of Hipster.com, to be his chief technology officer for his political action committee, Right to Rise.
Unfortunately, before Czahor ever thought he would be under the scrutiny of the public eye, he happened to tweet a few things about women, drunk driving and homosexuality.
While these tweets certainly don’t paint him out to be the kind of person a politician ought to associate himself with, they are from five years ago. As BuzzFeed reports, his tweets dropped from 177 to 132 tweets after his account was cleaned up.
Obviously, the man only used the social media platform for a few completely random, stray thoughts – which is a necessary evil that happens to exist on the Internet.
Nonetheless, when the news came that Czahor was hired, Democrats took the bull by its horns.
Rebecca Chalif, a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee stated that: “I’m not sure what sort of conversations are going on with the adults Governor Bush knows, but these statements don’t belong in a schoolyard screaming match, much less in our political discourse.”
Regardless, Cazhor has issued a very public apology on the matter.
“[Former] Governor Bush believes the comments were inappropriate,” a Bush spokesperson stated. “They have been deleted at our request. Ethan is a great talent in the tech world and we are very excited to have him on board.”
With the idea that Jeb Bush is eyeing the presidency– and the fact that he is in fact the brother of George W. Bush, former president of the United States – this kind of political play between competitors might end up being dragged out for a long time.