Skip to comments.Anthony Weiner Tweeted Me
Posted on 06/08/2011 6:52:51 PM PDT by bimboeruption
Anthony Weiner was one of the most entertaining politicians on Twitter, but after he inadvertently sent out the crotch shot seen around the world, his career could very well be over. Meghan McCain wonders if politicians should be on Twitter at all, weighing the pros and cons of the most impulsive form of social networking. Plus, why her mom didn't want her to follow Weiner on Twitter.
A few days after Anthony Weiner tried to send a 21-year-old college student a picture of his wiener he also Tweeted me, but its not what you think.
I remember seeing Congressman Weiners Twitter account before his scandal and I was impressed by his use of the hashtag. His account, unlike most other politicians, seemed like it was written by him and not his press secretary or member of his staff. It was one of the reasons that I told The New York Times that Weiner was my favorite Democrat along with his outrageous YouTube rants. Ive also been a fan of Huma Abedin, his wife, ever since I met her a few years ago.
On May 29, Weiner publicly thanked me for my kind words in The New York Times and for [my] support of gay marriage. His Tweet has since been retweeted to me a lot this week, with a lot of bad puns and poorly constructed jokes attached. I had started following him back on Twitter. Although, let it be said, I did not receive any direct messages from the congressman.
This week, my favorite form of social media has been blasted in every news outlet with Weiners infamous Twitpic seen around the world. Twitter is the most impulsive form of social media, but its still the most celebrated among politicians and pundits within the beltway, which is curious, since it can destroy any sense of privacy. Some of the most popular users include the president himself with 8.5 million followers (he trails Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber), Al Gore with 2.2 million followers and Newt Gingrich with 1.3 million followers. My dad uses Twitter to talk about pork barrel spending going on in Congress, among other things, and my mom brings awareness to her charities and posts pictures of her two Yorkshire terriers Lucy and Desi. That being said, the dangers of social media are also becoming more apparent. A bad Tweet can cause scandal, shame, even possibly end a politicians career.
So I have to ask: What do politicians really gain by using Twitter? There are only a handful of politicians who are truly great on Twitterthe rest rely on their account to release press releases. But even the entertaining Tweeters stumble because the only way to succeed in the medium is to be unscripted. Last year, Sarah Palin made international news by tweeting refudiate, which was not a word before Twitter, but has since been added to the English dictionary. Her detractors pointed this out as another sign of her lack of intelligence. When Joe Miller ran for Senate in Alaska, he Tweeted that he was looking at real estate in D.C. He sounded so arrogant, he lost the election, possibly in part because of that Tweet.
Fist Pump to that!
(once again)..”Moo moo mooo moo,moo moo mamoo mo moo moo moo moo and moo moo moo, but he moo moo moo moo”
Meghan McKeating and Anthony Weiner; two peas in a pod.
Whenever I read commentary from Meghan McCain the word “Vapid” leaps into my mind. She has absolutely nothing to contribute on any topic.
If she wanted to send a pic of herself back to him, she’d probably need two cameras. Just one wouldn’t be enough to get all of her on one display........ (rimshot)
I dont give a flying fart what she has to say.
My proudest moment on Twitter was when MM blocked me.
It’s amazing she can write so many paragraphs that at the end got me thinking, “Errr... what’s her point, actually?”
She’s like the big, black hole of creative writing.
You know, when FR stopped talking about the Dixie Twits, they fell off the face of the earth.
I would like to propose a complete and total FR blackout on MM stories.
Yes, we wield that much power.
Meghan McCain, Twitter expert.
What a twit.
I hope medical science will someday find a cure for mental illness. I really do. I feel terrible for John and Cindy.
She has a busy day grazing.