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Delaware governor accidentally tweets bondage pic

Statement from the Governor's office: "The lessons here are not to compose tweets too quickly and there is a lot of odd stuff on the Internet. We just wish the accidental link had been a cat video."
By JC Sevcik   |   Sept. 4, 2014 at 6:48 PM

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DOVER, Del., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Democratic governor of Delaware, Jack Markell, issued an apology Thursday after his office inadvertently included a photograph of a woman wearing bondage gear in a tweet about the governor visiting children in public schools.
A bipartisan delegation of governors speak to the media outside of the White House in Washington, DC on December 4, 2012, after meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet discuss the actions needed to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit. Pictured (l-r) Gary Herbert (R-UT), Mary Fallin (R-OK), Jack Markell (D-DE), Scott Walker (R-WI) and Mike Beebe (D-AR). UPI/Pete Marovich/Pool
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This photo of the governor speaking at a public elementary school was apparently intended to accompany the original tweet:


Politwoops, a site that collects and archives blooper tweets by politicians, offered this screen shot of the S&M pic Markell's office accidentally tweeted then quickly deleted:

Democratic gov. Jack Markell's office tweeted a photo of a woman wearing black leather bondage gear Thursday. (Politwoops)

Gov. Markell's office tweeted the following apology:


According to local news affiliate, WBOC, the governor's office sent out a longer statement around 12 p.m. Thursday addressing the incident.

"During this morning's event, a tweet was composed with a link to what was supposed to be a picture that had just been uploaded to the internet of the Governor's education announcement. While the tweet was being edited, the auto-generated link for the picture was inadvertently altered. As a result, the picture linked to the tweet was a random, unrelated, and inappropriate picture that has been on the internet since 2010, and not the just-uploaded picture of the event. The tweet was deleted and we apologize for the error."
Delaware Governor Jack Markell introduces Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Alex Sink during a rally at the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida on October 19, 2010. UPI/Martin Fried
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"The lessons here are not to compose tweets too quickly and there is a lot of odd stuff on the Internet. We just wish the accidental link had been a cat video," the statement added.

According to Wonkette, the photograph of a blond woman wearing a black leather collar has been identified as a picture uploaded in 2010 by an Estonian model who goes by the name Precious Little.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with a bipartisan delegation of governors in Washington, DC,, December 4, 2012, to discuss the actions needed to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit. Democrats Jack Markell of Delaware (left of President), Mark Dayton of Minnesota and Mike Beebe of Arkansas along with Republicans Gary Herbert of Utah, Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma (right of President) attended the meeting. UPI/Pete Marovich/Pool
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"Regarding an image tweeted of me today, it was a harmless selfie/candid from a photoshoot years ago. I believe it was an honest accident," Little tweeted.

Delaware Governor Jack Markell introduces Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Alex Sink during a rally at the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida on October 19, 2010. UPI/Martin Fried
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