Quantcast
Channel: DailyDot twitter Feed
Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 2522

This 88-year-old congressman has Twitter all figured out

0
0

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) has been on Twitter for four years—a blink of the eye compared to his 58 years of service in the House—and is probably better at it than you. Just goes to show that octogenarians can get the hang of social media, given the right congressional aides.

Most notably this week, Dingell raised an eyebrow at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water, which auto-tweeted a link to the frighteningly popular and predictably vapid iPhone video game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Not exactly in the department’s purview.

Prior to this confusion, Dingell hit his Capitol Hill colleagues with a scathing subtweet.

He also got in on the fun everyone was having with LeBron Jamesmemes.

At one point, he gleefully trolled Instagram users.

Best of all, he reminded us that Obamacare is here to stay. And why wouldn’t you trust a guy with more than half a century of political experience? Seriously, I need to high-five this man.

This reaction to all Dingell’s power-tweeting just about sums up our own feelings:

Sadly, Dingell announced in February that he is not seeking reelection, which means our finely lettered “58 More Years!” signs were all for naught.  Suppose he has earned a break, though. 

Photo by fordschool/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)


Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 2522