Tweet Fight Over Earmarks
So Senators using Twitter are giving constituents a peak behind conference doors. Evidently, it’s unpleasant. Not surprising. A room full of politicians….anyway. Here’s the kerfluffle as reported by AirCongress:
The Arizona Republican posted his first anti-pork list under the Twitter name @SenJohnMcCain late last week, calling attention to projects like $650,000 for beaver management and $1.7 million for pig odor research. He brought the Top 10 list “back by popular demand” the first two days of this week. The project in the No. 1 slot today: “$951,500 for the Oregon Solar Highway.”
That dishonor didn’t sit well with Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer, whose home state stands to benefit from the earmark. Tweeting as @repblumenauer, he mocked McCain.
Telling ya. If you’re not on Twitter, you’re missing some good stuff. Join me, @MelissaTweets, today!
H/T Enlightened Redneck, Danny Glover