Hillary Clinton launches Twitter account
Sure, her first foray into micro-blogging wasn’t catalyzed by Stephen Colbert. But between her iconic avatar (which should look familiar), her Tumblr-baiting first tweet (which gives a shout-out to Texts from Hillary co-creators Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe), and her certifiably awesome bio (“Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD…”), Hillary Clinton’s brand-new Twitter account has her husband’s beat. Maybe that wouldn’t be the case if he were still using @PrezBillyJeff as his handle.
We first noticed the feed around 11:30 a.m. ET, when it was still a protected account with zero tweets and just two followers. About an hour later, the page was made public, amassing over 100,000 followers nearly instantly — though the former secretary of state herself is following only the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation’s feeds, as well as her husband and daughter. Both of them, naturally, issued the third Clinton a warm welcome:
Burning-question time: Does this mark the beginning of Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign? Will all her tweets be this sassy? Could she use the account to comment on Rodham casting rumors? And, perhaps most importantly of all, if Socks were still around, do you think he’d be tweeting too?