The national hysteria over Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has been, well, a godsend to late-night comedians.
It has also been an opportunity for one California comedy writer, who created the Twitter account @sitnexttokimdavis. It was inspired by the photo of a slightly stunned co-worker sitting next to Davis. And the tweets are in her voice.
I reached out to the writer with a Twitter message and he responded right away. Then we talked by phone. He's a comedy writer in Los Angeles who asked that we use only his first name, Dave.
Dave said he started the account as a joke on a friend's Facebook page. It now has more than 91,000 followers. "Five minutes after I created it, (gay columnist) Dan Savage called it his new favorite Twitter account -- and I haven't left my computer since."
The tweets are all in the voice of Davis' co-worker, seen in a photo of the office.