Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R), of Centreville, has taken his sharp, if sometimes confusing, wit to Twitter today. Here was what he posted:

How much would I give to be one of the 72 Virginans Osama is ‘hanging out’ with since Sunday?less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet ReplyKen Cuccinelli
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WHA??

OK, forget the misspelling of Virginians. As that post got some attention, the attorney general clarified with this:

It seems some were confused by my earlier tweet. Read it closely:...72 Virginians... (Not a typo, ie, people who live in Virginia...)less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet ReplyKen Cuccinelli
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Huh? Does Cuccinelli wish he were dead? How much WOULD he give?

According to his spokesman, turns out the attorney general was referring to a joke, posted here, in which various esteemed historic figures from the Old Dominion walk up to bin Laden in heaven and smite him. Then, then some angel cracks: "I told you there would be 72 Virginians waiting for you. What did you think I said?"

The posts occasioned some commentary on the Internet, with Huffington Post saying the attorney general wanted to be one of bin Laden’s 72 virgins. Clearly, that was a typo. Even if Cuccinelli said it wasn’t.