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Dan Pfeiffer’s Gigantic Typo

Typos on Twitter on common, but when you tweet out ni**er instead of bigger and you’re an adviser to the president, it’s kind of a big deal. 

Pfeiffer apologized here and deleted the offensive tweet.

This reminds me of the story during the ‘12 primary of Rick Perry painting over the same word on a rock, but that, somehow, was national news for weeks and weeks.

Maybe I’ll accept Pfeiffer’s apology when he publicly says Rick Perry isn’t a racist for having that word painted on a rock on a piece of property he leased.

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