Monday, June 08, 2009

Speaking of Twitter...

I do some Tweeting for work, and it's sometimes a challenge to get your message across in the 140-character limit Twitter imposes, although that's also part of the fun.

But another part of the challenge is not to sound like a freaking idiot.

And that's something Sen. Charles Grassley, Republican (of course) of Iowa, failed at miserably.

Apparently upset that Pres. Obama was, you know, representing our country at the D-Day anniversary in France, after completing a highly successful speech and tour of the Middle East, Grassley took to Twitter.

According to The Washington Post, at 7 am on Sunday, Grassley sent out this Tweet:

"Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us"time to deliver" on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND."

A few minutes later, he followed with:

"Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said 'time to delivr on healthcare' When you are a "hammer" u think evrything is NAIL I'm no NAIL"

Er, ok. Maybe he's not a nail, but he's certainly a tool.

With crowds lining the streets of Paris to actually cheer the American president instead of boo him, as they would have Boy George - for that alone, the trip was successful.

But Obama's masterful speech in Cairo, the beginning, hopefully of the much-needed repair to our image caused by the previous administration, was vital.

And, Grassley, stop bellyaching because you had to - gasp - work on the weekend.

Millions of Americans work every single weekend, in crappy jobs at Wal-Mart and McDonald's and in other minimum-wage, soul-killing drudgery, and they don't whine as much.


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