John Fussle is a Republican running for county commissioner in Kosciusko County, Ind. He apparently uses Twitter to keep his supporters up to date on what he’s doing.

At least one of his Twitter followers — and probably many more — were shocked and maybe awed to see this Tweet from Fussle over the weekend: “Barebacking again in northern Indiana… Oh my goodness, I’m gonna be sore tomorrow!” (posted at 9:14 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, via

Ummmm, excuse me?! After one of his Twitter followers clued him in to the “alternative” definition of barebacking, Fussle was more than a little flustered, tweeting: “OH MY GOODNESS!!! Seriously??? Wow. Let me clarify: I was on the back of a horse for the sole purpose of transportation.”

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