Off to a rousing start, this Progressive Media outreach program. Obama's Twitter feed consists of a Fathers' Day message saying, um, how proud he is to be a father. Well good for him, but not exactly riveting stuff.
Not to worry, though, when real entertainment is needed, Joe is there, announcing the Grand Opening of his Twitter account. What glorious entertainment this could be! It would be like Charlie Sheen and Alec Baldwin together, multiplied by Christmas. Except, well, he doesn't write his own Tweets, which at present consist of a message of thanks to the troops. A noble sentiment, but not going to bring in the viewers.
To liven things up, the White House has brought in one Jesse Lee to serve as Director of Progressive Media and Online Response on the taxpayer dime. And by dime I mean $72,000. To write ten Tweets per day. That's like 15 sentences. In a day. And he's not even a Kardashian.
15% of these gems of compression are directed at Ricochet Contributor Kevin Eder, who, so far as I know, is not affiliated with any major media outlet. In truth he tweets a lot. A whole lot. An alarming amount. One worries for his health. But 15% of WH Twitter time is directed at him? It's not even a fair fight, either, as we see from this exchange:
Hmm…it can’t be true that @SenateDems haven’t passed a budget in 790 days and the only plan Obama has is a speech. Right, @jesseclee44?
@keder @SenateDems Plan is keep negotiating w/ Rs & Ds, not default & trash economy, not voucherize Medicare to fund more tax cuts for rich.
Note the pith and cogency of the first, and the puzzling complexity of the second. I'm sure Jesse will get better with on-the-job training. In the meantime, he may stop responding to Kevin, being so publicly smacked for doing so. Which opens a rare opportunity for our intrepid Tweep to pester the White House to the point of serious distraction, as all good gnats should.