No one could have anticipated that the Republican Twitter revolution would go so horribly awry:
Witness New York Republican Jim Tedisco’s attempt to incorporate the Age of Twitter onto his website. Tedisco, running for the vacant old seat of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in New York’s 20th District against Democrat Scott Murphy, has a nifty little feature on his website which incorporates all #NY20 messages from Twitter.
Seems that this includes all messages from, say, his opponent’s campaign, or the DCCC, as well. In this case, Jimmy T. highlighted a DCCC story on his website which references Tedisco’s having burned $21,000 of taxpayer money on gas expenses in just seven short years…despite living 20 minutes from the state capital. (via)
Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the top-ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters about the trip days before the group departed and then posted updates on the delegation’s approximate location every few hours using the Twitter social networking service.
A former Armed Services aide who is a Republican and a military veteran was more blunt. “By relaying that information and telegraphing what they were doing, he probably placed people in harm’s way,” said the aide, who requested anonymity because his company deals with Hoekstra’s office. “It’s just common sense.”
Apparently Senator Ralph Northam had agreed with Minority Leader Tommy Norment to vote to give Republicans power sharing in the Virginia Senate today.
Before it was announced on the floor and finalized, RPV Chairman Jeff Frederick tweeted about it.
Majority Leader Dick Saslaw adjourned before it could happen.
The Democrats got into a room and pounded into Northam what would happen if he did this.
Northam backed down.