Rep. John Dingell is Better Than You at Twitter
Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) may be the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, but at 88 years old he’s crushing his colleagues at the Twitter game. He may not have the most followers out of the whole pack, but he’s undoubtedly got the most charm and the best sense of humor. Trust me, if you aren’t following him then you’re missing out. Take a look at these gems just from the last month alone.
He isn’t afraid to cut to the chase.
So it’s a tornado full of sharks? That’s what the entire film is about?
— John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 30, 2014
He’s mastered the sarcastic hashtag.
#LetsMove RT @RepJeffDenham: My staff made me a birthday cake with lots of Valley veggies to remind me of home. pic.twitter.com/Ty2DbwdK6D — John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 29, 2014
He wasn’t kidding about that cake.
Contrary to what some say regarding @SenSchumer, the most dangerous place in DC is actually btwn me and this birthday cake my staff got me.
— John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 9, 2014
He isn’t afraid of a little age joke.
313 years ago today, Cadillac landed on the banks of the Detroit River. No, I wasn’t there at the time. Happy 313th Birthday, Detroit! #313 — John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 24, 2014
He’s too smart for the Kardashian Kraze.
Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is. I’m only left with more questions.
— John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 22, 2014
He’s the Marquis of Michigan.
With the House adjourned for the week, I’m taking my talents back to Michigan to spend time with constituents. #MI12 pic.twitter.com/1saVo5ubpT — John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 18, 2014
He doesn’t need no stinkin’ filter.
We didn’t need Instagram to get photos like this 50yrs ago, but I’ll still tag it #nofilter. #tbt pic.twitter.com/BM7DgE1gkU
— John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 17, 2014
He knows how to work the crowd.
Working on speech to an auditorium full of Congressional Interns tomorrow. Staff advises it should be less A, more B. pic.twitter.com/YRlJ31cj8c — John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 15, 2014
He won the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon game.
Surely a question that has plagued mankind for decades. RT @USATODAY: Why John Dingell is one degree from Kevin Bacon http://t.co/5ItjtYxnWF
— John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 8, 2014
He only endorses the truly important issues.
Cosign. RT @espn: Tim Howard. So money. pic.twitter.com/OACEinyciW — John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 1, 2014
He knows you don’t #TurnDown when his beloved Tigers are winning.
That is now the second time I’ve tweeted or retweeted the #TurnDownForWhat hashtag. That said, go @tigers! #BlessYouBoys
— John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 2, 2014
Chelsey Goff (@cddg) is Chief People Officer at Law Street. She is a Granite State native who holds a Master of Public Policy in Urban Policy from the George Washington University in DC. She’s passionate about social justice issues, politics — especially those in First in the Nation New Hampshire — and all things Bravo. Contact Chelsey at cgoff@LawStreetMedia.com.
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