The GOP was dealt an embarrassment today with the revelation the National Republican Senatorial Committee solicited actors with a "'hicky' blue collar look" to appear in a West Virginia campaign spot. While the ad was pulled, confusion over the request lingered on Twitter.

Slate's Dave Weigel saw a famous quote take on new context

You can see why they get bitter and cling to their guns and their #hickylookless than a minute ago via Echofon


CNN's Peter Hamby struggled to make the hipster/hicky distinction


Judging by flannel/jeans/work books look, NRSC could have just gone to Brooklyn to round up "hicky" West Virginians http://politi.co/aDrLPnless than a minute ago via web



Daily Kos blogger David Waldman shared his version of 'hicky'

Well, pink marble driveways are maybe a little more Uday/Qusay looking than hickey looking. It's an aspirational thing.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


Liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas saw an opening for Democrats

Why is Manchin being a weenie and demanding an "apology" from GOP? Don't demand apologies. Wrap "hicky" around the GOP's neck.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


TPM's Brian Beutler pointed out the obvious homophone...

I think the correct term is "hickish." Hickeys are a different thing, largely unknown to people inside the beltway.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


...then this happened

@benpolitico what about hicky folks?less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter


@jaketapper Makeup will cover any hickys.less than a minute ago via Tweetie for Mac


@benpolitico @jaketapper 1st rule of dating: Desperation not an aphrodisiac. 2nd rule: leave no hickys where people can see them. ;-)less than a minute ago via TweetDeck