Angus King Tweets
There are lots of excuses why I haven’t been blogging, but mostly because the weather has been great. Here in western Maine we had a week-long stretch of amazing temps that gave us the opportunity to get ahead in the game of land clearing. Sweetgrass and I have decided to bring a cow out to Dreamstead in the autumn, so we need to recover more pasture.
Plus, I’m busy on my new book Marijuana Valley. (Getting closer to completion of that project.) Then there's the never-ending deadline for the Bollard. Plus, I’m headed out on the road in a couple hours to the Camden Public Library to perform Tough Island: Live, a 45-minute monologue, featuring my true stories from Matinicus.
But this morning, I’ve again been queried by several folks as to whether I’m the pen behind the King_Angus fake Twitter feed mocking Senate candidate Angus King. Nope. Sorry, not me. According to the Portland Press Herald, King’s peeps complained to Twitter and the fake Angus account was suspended. Only to re-appear within hours under a new name. And angrier than the original fake Angus.
Now I don’t want to spend too much brain power on the real Angus' tweets and other social networking, since the real problem with Angus King is his dedication to the fine art of subsidy-seeking and his willingness to happily serve on corporate boards while destroying a mountain in western Maine to make mega-bucks off tax-payers largesse. But I had to check out Angus King’s official Twitter account. Here is his first cryptic tweet, presented verbatim so you don’t even have to visit Twitter
Okay. Where to begin? First of all, the mere mention “(government official)” gets me going. Angus King is an ex-government official. Sure, he gets over $25,000 annually in pension funds from the state of Maine in exchange for his eight years as guv, but he’s an industrial wind speculator and Senate wannabe and should admit it. However, Angus has never been a stickler for accuracy.
Also, I would argue that this tweet isn’t even a real tweet. By any stretch of the definition. There’s no hashtag. No link. No tiny yurl. Plus, he's using the same photo as Fake Angus. Hah.
I did as told by Angus' tweet and visited Facebook. I searched high and low and couldn’t find any reference to the latest people to join his campaign. (You can find out who they are through the mainstream media, though.) Oops. Maybe one of King’s handlers should take a tutorial on successfully integrating social media into their lives. Couldn’t hurt. And I’m sure there are plenty of teenagers willing to help out.
Of course, the real question all the political watchers want answered is who is fake Angus. Many think it’s King’s former henchman, the now-disgraced flack Dennis Bailey. I don’t think so. I’m convinced the secret scribe is Angus King’s wife, Mary Herman. Or one of his many kids. Why? Maybe they’re hoping it will convince him to bow out of the race before his pomposity gets too embarrassing. I’d even suspect Angus himself, except he’s proven on many occasions that he isn’t tech savvy enough.