There are some things that are just a given in life. One is that the bar is a little higher for a politician that accepts responsibilities on a national level. Another is that the Internet is forever.
Revelations that seem to escape Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, sent out a tweet earlier this week touting the organization’s fundraising prowess.
Thanks to the support from our donors we raised $5.9 million in August and now have $12.3 million cash on hand. http://t.co/cXAPiOoh1e
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) August 21, 2013
No big deal, right? Priebus is simply doing his job. But he got an assist from the most unlikely source imaginable — Wasserman Schultz!
The Sunlight Foundation’s Politwoops site caught the head of the Democratic National Committee retweeting his tweet about GOP fundraising.
The tweet was deleted after just three seconds, but that was long enough for it to be captured by Politwoops, which collects redacted tweets for posterity from politicians.
Naturally, Priebus was thrilled to get the surprise assist.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) August 23, 2013
So what’s the deal with Wasserman Shultz? Is she tweeting with her thumbs or did someone play a practical joke on her? One thing is certain, her bumbling actions caught the attention of her fellow “tweeps.”
— Lady Freedom (@LadySandersfarm) August 23, 2013
— Vladimir Davidiuk (@VladDavidiuk) August 23, 2013
— Callum Turcan (@CallumTurcan) August 23, 2013
— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) August 23, 2013