Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sarah Palin has started twittering...or tweeting...or whatever it's called. You know what I mean. Twitter.com is all the rave. Even I have jumped on board. It's all I can do to keep up with Facebook and LinkedIn, along with blogging here at Motivation: Truth and at SarahNET. But when it was announced that the governor of the great state of Alaska has embraced the Twitter phenomenon in an effort to communicate directly with the people rather than rely on the media to get it right, I had to check it out.
As of this moment, only 4 days into Sarah's Twitter experience, she has 15,443 followers! Mind you, just 3 minutes ago it was 15,440. Okay, couldn't help myself, clicked back over there, and it was up 1 more. Just for the fun of it, I could keep checking back every few seconds and watch the number rise, but who's got that kind of time?! In any case, yesterday she tweeted to let us know that she, Trig, and Piper were beginning to walk in the March of Dimes' March for Life in Juneau, Alaska, and she tweeted again to let us know when they had finished the walk. Twitter is just a cool way of staying in touch, and that's one thing Sarah is: in touch with the people. She's one of us.
Who would have thought that the haters would ride Sarah for getting on the Twitter train? Okay, we figured as much, since they ride her about everything she does. (I heard she even blew her nose while on state time. I think there's an ethics complaint about that now.) Of course, they found it necessary to say she's on Twitter only as a way to position herself for a future national run for office. First of all, how do these people manage to read her mind?! Second, so what if she is? What's the big deal? I thought here in America we have the right to the "pursuit of happiness." So whether she's tweeting for the purpose of expanding her supporters, or to simply communicate, or just because she likes it, why all the vitriol? Why not save the hatred for something really wrong that you're so sure she'll do--you know, like sneezing, coughing, praying in tongues, or other such criminal, unethical behaviors she engages in! Jealousy is such a green monster--and totally unbecoming! I do think it is interesting that the day after Sarah joined Twitter, President Obama and the White House decided to do so also. Hmmm...Gotta stay on her trail, you know.
Well, why not go on over and become a Palin follower? You can do so by clicking on the little picture on the right sidebar of this page where it says, "Follow Sarah Palin on Twitter." While you're at it, you can click on my picture on the right sidebar and follow me as well. After all, birds of a feather flock together. Excuse the pun. Tweet, tweet!
By the way, as I end this post, Sarah's Twitter followers are now up to 15,477!