Politicians using Twitter: Morons or visionaries?
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What was Joe Barton twittering about?
"Sitting at nrcc dinner listening to gov bobby Jindal of louisiana."
By the way, punctuation? Completely optional. Correct spelling? Not necessary.
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley proves it.
"Bfast free bremer co Farm buro Ag Wk Recognition. Took Pat to his constituents too Got great support for AIG stand. Adressed group Listnd 2."
Making sense is optional too.
"Barb I went to neighbor on nxt farm she british. Boxer day is nxt aftr Xmas for commoners to celebrate aftr working for Br upperclass. W."
"Pres Obama assured us tonight that he "doesn't believe in big government." Dang, that's a relief!"
While Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree twittered a distorted photo of circus animals for her constituents. "Seriously,I was trying to get to work and there were elephants crossing street thought this was a Democratic town?!" http://twitpic.com/26l0p
"Just went to Duke game, now watching on laptop. Go black and gold Tigers...run em ragged."
"Z O U! Lordy Lordy what a shot!!!! Now one more half like that......."
"Almost gave me a heart attack...but yahoo!!... Now on to UConn. Please make free throws on Sat guys.Go Tigers!"
Role of Twitter
So no, these members of Congress aren't going to win any literary awards for these pronouncements. But brevity can be refreshing.
Take President Obama's insomnia-curing Internet town hall meeting yesterday, for example. It proved a very important point.
It proved the value of Twitter.
So with all of this talk about Twitter, why don't you start following us?