The arrogance of our rulers and masters; their cynical contempt is endless. They either think we are stupid or perhaps they know something. Yesterday, the Affirmed POTUS tweeted, but Obama could not comply with a symbol limit , no more than he can with debt limits or any other restraint involving truth, letters or numbers, but Obama is no ordinary mortal. He is a half-breed with the gods:
WASHINGTON — So much for 140 characters or less. A president, it seems, gets to respond to a tweet on his own terms.
President Barack Obama got an avalanche of questions on Wednesday at a town hall forum through Twitter, the popular social media service. Of the many thousands that streamed in, he answered 18 in a familiar, spoken explanatory style that well-exceeded the limited length of a tweet.
Obama's first answer, to a question on mistakes made in handling the recession, was relatively short by his standards. It still amounted to about 2,300 characters — 2,160 longer than a tweet can be.
"I know, Twitter, I'm supposed to be short," Obama conceded in the midst of another multilayered response about college costs.
The White House had warned this might happen.
"He's the leader of the free world," presidential spokesman Jay Carney said. "He decides how short his answers will be."
Where is a well-placed asteroid when we need one?
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