Seeing a friend of yours struggle during an interview or debate is a painful thing to watch.
But if it's someone who's trying to spout some nonsense that troll bots post automatically on Twitter, it's nice to see them get their comeuppances.
In the case of Ted Crockett's recent silence during an appearance on CNN, it's bittersweet. It's great to see him knocked off his high horse as he advocates for Roy Moore, but on the other hand, this is a man who's been elected for three terms. Think about it.
When you work in government and don't know something as basic as this...and then proceed to not have a single response to it while on one of the world's largest TV stations, it's just profoundly embarrassing.
But that didn't stop Twitter from roasting Crockett for it.
People likened him to a malfunctioning computer.
I mean, it's really just astounding the amount of time Crockett takes up to simply stare blankly into the camera.
The look on his face is priceless.
ERROR! ERROR! THE BIBLE DOES NOT RULE AMERICA?! DOES NOT COMPUTE!
Crockett might just be responsible for a new meme.
A lot of Twitter users were shaking their heads at the entire situation, believing that Crockett's blunder is indicative of just how sorry of a state American politics is in today.
A 3-term elected official (Ted Crockett) goes into vapor-lock when told that you don't have to swear on a Bible for the oath of office.@RepSinema (D-AZ) swore on a copy of The Constitution - which, in fairness, seems like it should be the default. https://t.co/EFfL8zut8Z— A Wookiee for All Seasons (blue checkmark) (@politicsWookiee) December 12, 2017
While others pointed out the different texts past officials used to swear themselves into office.
People began sharing their preferred texts of choice that they'd use to swear themselves in.
If I ever got elected president I would likely swear in on the copy of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" that @jk_rowling signed for me when I was 11 (she definitely has no recollection of this, fyi, but was huge for me at the time) and immediately say "mischief managed." https://t.co/J9m0XvpoGD— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) December 12, 2017
I'd probably use a VHS of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, but that's just me.