Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi changes Twitter name, loses ‘Speaker’
Posted on 01/05/2011 7:20:17 AM PST by markomalley
One of the modern day dynamics of the House Speaker transition between Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner is the handing over of something much more far-reaching than the Speakers gavel: the Speaker handle on Twitter.
Late Tuesday evening, hours before the Wednesday kick-off of the 112th Congress, Rep. Pelosi dutifully ceded the use of @SpeakerPelosi in exchange for @NancyPelosi. Meanwhile, @JohnBoehner remains to be actively used by the entering Speaker (he also used @GOPLeader, but that account has been handed over to Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor), while @SpeakerBoehner appears to be locked for eventual use by the Ohio congressman became the Ohio congressmans active account Wednesday morning.
Pelosi, tweeting about the shift in Twitter handle, celebrated the occasion by declaring the two character shortening a victory for RTers (retweeters, or someone who copies anothers tweet to their own feed):
Im now @NancyPelosi 2 characters shorter than @SpeakerPelosi. RTers rejoice!
RTers wont be the only ones rejoicing. Twitter users wishing to send a message directly to the Minority Leader-elect now have two more characters to use.
As delusional as she seems to be, I’m surprised she actually acknowledges this change is being made. When she’s standing in the Grope Line at the airport instead of waiting for her personal USAF jet transportation, I’ll believe that she really gets it.
The whole lot are twits.
What about the fancy private jet we’ve been bankrolling for her the past few years so she could jet around here, there and everywhere, costing millions?