Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Of the twits and the twittering

The aspirants for the post of Republican National Committee Chairman gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a couple of days ago to offer their visions for how the party can reverse its apparently declining political fortunes.

As the Washington Post reports (via), appealing to the youth through electronic media will be a key part of that strategy.

"We have to do it in the Facebook, with the Twittering, the different technology that young people are using today," [incumbent Chairman] Duncan ventured.

Some of the candidates have up to 4,000 friends 'in the Facebook'.

Thus, compared to former Sen. Ted 'Series of Tubes' Stevens, they certainly have every right to sit at the cool kids' table in the school cafeteria. They are no doubt aware of all internet traditions.

A stirring image, indeed, of today's conservative movement:

(Image source)

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