The former executive director for the South Carolina GOP, “family values” adherent, and famously sociopathic Twitter provocateur Todd Kincannon has been arrested on domestic violence charges.
According to Kincannon, he has no memory of the incident because he overdosed on Benzonatate (a cough narcotic) and he was temporarily insane. But as the folks over at Jezebel put it so well, “we’re feeling like we’ve overdosed on another, much more potent drug: schadenfreude.”
Kincannon was arrested today in connection to an altercation last month where he physically threatened his wife Ashley Griffith. Griffith claims in the police report that the March incident was nothing new and not simply a result of Kincannon having a bad reaction to medication.
Apparently Kincannon’s strict adherence to conservative family values goes back a long way:
[Kincannon] threatened he would drive the car into a concrete barrier if the cops became involved. In addition, [Kincannon] also threatened to kill himself if Ashely left. Ashely continued to tell me [Kincannon] has made several threats in the past to kill himself, her, and her family. Furthermore, Ashely said she has past incidents of domestic violence and threats of homicide/suicide recorded. I saw no visible injuries to Ashely, she provided me with a written statement, and was issued a victim’s pamphlet. It should be noted Ashely was trembling as she wrote her statement.
But don’t worry, he has an explanation. In a statement released to the Charleston City Paper, Kincannon said,
I had a severe upper respiratory infection, and I’m the kind of guy who never goes to the doctor. I finally went and was prescribed something called Benzonatate for my cough. I’d never taken it before, and took it for the first time last night. Basically, I went completely crazy after taking it. I don’t even remember all of it. My wife called 911 because she was worried about me and my behavior was way out of character and erratic, and she was afraid for her safety and mine.
Just in case you need a primer on what Kincannon is about, here are a few of his more ‘notable’ tweets (his Twitter account has since been deleted):
Also like a baby’s poopy diaper: it’s probably best to deal with this particular flavor of mental excrement by wrapping it up and throwing it out rather than setting it in the middle of the kitchen table and discussing how bad it smells.
Good luck in jail, Todd. This is a huge wake-up call, buddy.