“I once said I did not intend to Tweet,” wrote former representative Barney Frank on Twitter this morning. “As you can tell from reading this, I changed my mind.”
Massachusetts long-time representative, who retired from Congress in January, started taking to Twitter three days ago, apparently after claiming the @BarneyFrank account from a username squatter,according to Roll Call.
So far his missives have been relatively to-the-point. The other three Tweets:
Read the truth about Death Panels for big banks, not old women: http://t.co/HYo1syQsgv— Barney Frank (@BarneyFrank) July 29, 2013
At just over 3,000 followers, Frank’s account is still nascent. Perhaps he can take some publicity tips from former Senator Scott Brown (@ScottBrownMA) whose direct style occasionally caused campaign headaches, but also helped build an audience of over 60,000 followers who had a chance to peak behind typically blank political-speak.