The “I’m not saying, I’m just saying” style of commentary does not lend itself well to Twitter. Just ask Sen. Dan Hall who tweeted this last night…
— Dan Hall (@SenatorDanHall) August 20, 2012
The insinuation is pretty clear although in the aftermath of some reaction — even within his own party — the senator went literal with the explanation.
His defense is that he didn’t actually say people who are against the same-sex marriage ban aren’t patriotic.
@johnkriesel Everyone seems touchy when I give them my observation. U read into it what U want, but no one is calling anyone unpatriotic.
— Dan Hall (@SenatorDanHall) August 21, 2012