Last Thursday morning, about one hour after news outlets started to confirm that Senator Ted Cruz had, in fact, left his freezing Texas constituents behind for an impromptu family getaway at the Ritz Carlton in Cancun, Blaire Erskine posted a 52-second video on Twitter along with the caption: “Statement from Director of Communications for Sen. Ted Cruz.”
“Senator Cruz deserves to relax, unwind, unplug, recharge, you know, like you would a power outlet,” she says with a Southern twang in the clip, which has since been viewed nearly three million times. “Or his power grid’s going to go out, and we can’t be having that.”
Erskine, our guest on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast, is a comedian whose Twitter bio reads “it’s a joke i repeat it’s a joke” and yet the Ted Cruz video, like the dozens she has posted over the past year while quarantining at home in Atlanta, managed to at least temporarily fool several people who came across it.
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