How Long Must We Wait With Bated Breath for Michelle Obama to Tweet Something Exciting?
Guess who's on Twitter, now!? Yeah, you, me, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Rupert Murdoch, that guy we broke up with 100 years ago who still insists on creeping into our everyday virtual reality, and, yes, Michelle Obama! The First Lady! We are so excited! Whatever will she say?
Well, upon her Twitter account launch 7 hours ago, she said, "We're excited today to launch @michelleobama as a new way for you to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and the President's campaign." Hm. That doesn't seem very revealing, or even really from Obama herself. Upon a closer look, we see the fine print -- "This account is run by #Obama2012 campaign staff. Tweets from the First Lady are signed -mo." Oh.
Well, that's still pretty exciting, no? We can't wait to see a Tweet signed "mo"! Here's one:
Isn't that nice? Here's another.
And that's about it, aside from boilerplate logistical info and a retweet about health care.
Well. Maybe she's starting out slow. And frankly, she's not paid to be funny, or exciting -- she's not even paid to be the First Lady. Beyond that, regardless of what she tweets, she's already got 150,000 followers. After all, Barack Obama (-bo) retweeted her.
At least we have Bo the dog to tide us over.
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