Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Where's Salin Palin? On Twitter, that is.
Before resigning as governor of Alaska in July, Palin had become a prolific Twitterer, sending out news of her official doings to about 150,000 followers. She also shared with them quotes from Aristotle, Thomas Paine, and other big thinkers. On July 17—nine days before her resignation was to take effect—she wrote this tweet:
10 dys til less politically correct twitters fly frm my fingertps outside State site.
That seemed a promise: as soon as she left office, she would trade her official governor's Twitter account for an unofficial one and start firing off 140-character missives, telling the world what she really felt about things.
Well, it's been three months since then, and Palin has disappeared from Twitter. There's no new account for her and, thus, no "less politically correct" tweets flying from her fingertips.
What does this mean? Did she consciously decide to pull back for a while? Can she not handle tweeting while writing her book? There's been no explanation for her Twitter silence. Maybe she's too busy with Facebook.
By the way, see my most recent PoliticsDaily.com column for more on the latest Palin news—or non-news.
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