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Bill Clinton Is Now On Twitter
Let's be honest here for a second, shall we? Most celebrities on Twitter are people whose innermost thoughts we don't really care about. Yes, they're entertaining, and yes, they often make us feel better about some of our own life choices, but the fact remains that they're relatively inane.
But there are some famouses whose 140-character musings on current events we would actually like to hear, and one of those people is Bill Clinton.
Clinton has steered somewhat clear of social media, but all that changed yesterday when he went on "The Colbert Report" -- to the former president's surprise, Stephen Colbert had taken the liberty of setting up a Twitter account in his name. The handles @presidentclinton and @williamjeffersonclinton were taken, so Colbert (and his staffers) went with @PrezBillyJeff.
Before sending his first tweet, President Clinton told Colbert why he had been reluctant to get on Twitter, and in doing so expressed all of our innermost fears:
"I think I'm sort of insecure, like what if you Tweet and no one Tweets back? There's nothing worse than a friendless tweeter, right?"
Anyway, the President sent his first tweet right there on national television, and here it is:
Just spent amazing time with Colbert!— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 6, 2013
Is he sane? He is cool! #cgiu
Since his account went up, Clinton has garnered over 59,000 followers. Here's the video of him being very easily convinced to join the site:
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