It wasn’t that long ago that a headline that included the words “the President” and “twittering” would have been –to say the least – concerning.
- to utter a succession of small, tremulous sounds, as a bird
- to talk lightly and rapidly, especially of trivial matters; chatter
- to titter; giggle
- to tremble with excitement or the like; be in a flutter
Butt that, of course, was before the days of HOPE and CHANGE. Now twittering is how we intend to WTF (Win The Future).
Although Big Guy’s “had” a Twitter account since 2007, he’s on record as saying he doesn’t use it:
"Let me say that I have never used Twitter," ... "I noticed that young people are very busy with these electronics. My thumbs are too clumsy to type in things on the phone."
Up till now, that is.
The president himself will occasionally write his own postings. “Tweets from the President will be signed “-BO,” he wrote in a tweet from the Obama account shortly after 7 p.m. Friday.
Tweets from BO signed “BO” so you know they’re really from him. Clever, no?
This big CHANGE was announced concurrent with the news that “President Obama's Twitter and Facebook pages will be run by staff from his reelection campaign.”
So, if the Obama For America (I guess we’ve unofficially dropped the “WTF” slogan for now) 2012 Campaign staff has taken over Big Guy’s Tweets, and BO hasn’t been tweeting himself, you might be wondering: who the heck has been sending me all those BO Tweets up until now?
It’s simple. Permit me to explain: @BarackObama was previously serviced by the Big White PPA (Propaganda and Public Relations) department. Now it’s officially being serviced by WTF 2012 campaign staff. Butt due to a shift in Big Guy’s priorities, he’s now found time to Tweet out a few messages with his own clumsy thumbs.
Big Guy getting his thumbs in shape for WTF 2012
The real problem was never about the thumbs, butt rather with his really big brain, and steel trap memory: with all that going on it’s hard to constrain himself to just 140 characters.
So all of this is good news. Now we can put those rumors about Big Guy being a Luddite to rest. You know, those rumors started by Fox News following BO’s comments about ATM machines causing unemployment and the resulting recession?
They were taken completely out of context, as usual. And the rumors were just silly. We all know how Big Guy loves his Blackberry.
I’ve personally seen him spend hours with it.
mostly playing games, which helps him unwind after a hard day.
The biggest problem with Big Guy’s announcement however was the timing. For the next little while I don’t think anyone can hear the words “Twitter” or “Tweet” without immediately thinking about this little perv.
Meanwhile, on the Father’s Day front: Big Guy devoted his Weekly Address yesterday to the importance of father’s, noting again that his own father left him when he was 2 (or thereabouts). He also said that kids need quality time, boundaries, structure and unconditional love. You see what can happen if you only get 1 out of 4? I believe the clinical term is “malignant narcissism.”
Anyway, he’s been thinking a lot about the Wee Wons growing up lately, and fretting about it. Which is one of the reasons he wants to WTF in 2012 – so he will still have the Secret Service keeping an eye on the girls. He’s admitted that the thought of them going on dates without an armed escort makes him nervous, not that there are likely to be many dates if he follows through with his threat to grill any potential suitors:
"I might invite him over to the Oval Office, ask him for his GPA (grade point average), find out what his intentions are in terms of career,"
I know Lady M sometimes wishes her Dad had done the same thing.